New South Capital Management Has Upped Lkq (LKQ) Position; Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund (JOF) Has 1.62 Sentiment

February 17, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

New South Capital Management Inc increased Lkq Corp (LKQ) stake by 0.83% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. New South Capital Management Inc acquired 15,602 shares as Lkq Corp (LKQ)’s stock declined 2.79%. The New South Capital Management Inc holds 1.89M shares with $67.94M value, up from 1.87M last quarter. Lkq Corp now has $12.91B valuation. It closed at $41.77 lastly. It is up 1.30% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.00% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.92% or $0.1101 during the last trading session, reaching $12.0801. About 49,832 shares traded. Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. (JOF) has risen 24.62% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.92% the S&P500.




Barry Investment Advisors Llc holds 10.23% of its portfolio in Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Inc. for 2.21 million shares. Bulldog Investors Llc owns 935,763 shares or 3.41% of their US portfolio. Moreover, 1607 Capital Partners Llc has 3.04% invested in the company for 4.25 million shares. The Florida-based Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. has invested 0.96% in the stock. Karpus Management Inc., a New York-based fund reported 1.48 million shares.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $6.96 million activity. 25,000 shares were sold by CASINI VICTOR M, worth $920,500 on Thursday, October 26. On Thursday, August 24 ALLEN A CLINTON sold $526,755 worth of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) or 16,000 shares. Another trade for 100,000 shares valued at $4.00 million was made by WEBSTER WILLIAM M IV on Friday, December 8. Quinn John S sold $445,425 worth of stock or 10,301 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 33 investors sold LKQ shares while 175 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 273.62 million shares or 1.13% less from 276.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bessemer Grp Inc Inc reported 58 shares. Swiss Bankshares reported 0.05% stake. 10,218 are owned by Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Com. The Arizona-based Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.05% in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). Orrstown, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 25,637 shares. Korea Invest Corp has invested 0% in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board owns 140,944 shares. 8,368 were reported by Foster Dykema Cabot Ma. Impax Asset Ltd has invested 1.77% in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). 48,219 are owned by Etrade Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation. Boston Family Office Ltd Com reported 167,602 shares. Montag A & Assocs Incorporated reported 0.63% stake. Gulf Bankshares (Uk) holds 0.05% or 96,725 shares. 84,537 are held by Citigroup Inc. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited has invested 0.08% in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ).

Among 10 analysts covering LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. LKQ had 25 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 30 by Robert W. Baird. Northcoast downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, July 25 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, December 22. The rating was reinitiated by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 29. Jefferies maintained LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) on Sunday, September 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 18 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, March 2 by Sterne Agee CRT.

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