LKQ Corporation (LKQX): Today's Featured Wholesale Winner

LKQ Corporation ( LKQX) pushed the Wholesale industry higher today making it today's featured wholesale winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, LKQ Corporation rose 18 cents (0.5%) to $35.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, one million shares of LKQ Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 772,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $35.09-$35.66 after having opened the day at $35.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.32. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that increased today were: VOXX International ( VOXX), up 19%, Rada Electronics Industries ( RADA), up 10%, SRI Surgical Express ( STRC), up 8.1%, and Bluelinx Holdings ( BXC), up 6.9%.

LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides replacement parts, components, and systems needed to repair vehicles, primarily cars and trucks in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. LKQ Corporation has a market cap of $5.24 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate LKQ Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LKQ Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Westinghouse Solar ( WEST), down 12.4%, Universal Power Group ( UPG), down 8.2%, Coast Distribution System ( CRV), down 6.8%, and Shengkai Innovations ( VALV), down 6.1%, were all losers within the wholesale industry with Genuine Parts Company ( GPC) being today's wholesale industry loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the wholesale industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the wholesale industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).
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