Stephens Decreased Lkq (LKQ) Stake By $498,990; Andersons (ANDE) Covered By 1 Bullish Analysts Last Week

September 17, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Among 3 analysts covering The Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. The Andersons Inc had 8 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, September 26 by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Buckingham Research. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, June 26. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Stephens on Wednesday, May 18 to “Overweight”. The company was downgraded on Monday, August 7 by Stephens. See Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE) latest ratings:

07/08/2017 Broker: Stephens Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Downgrade
04/08/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $39.0000 Maintain
26/06/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $39.0000 Maintain

Stephens Inc decreased Lkq Corp (LKQ) stake by 32.15% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Stephens Inc sold 16,633 shares as Lkq Corp (LKQ)’s stock declined 2.79%. The Stephens Inc holds 35,098 shares with $1.08 million value, down from 51,731 last quarter. Lkq Corp now has $11.00B valuation. The stock decreased 0.73% or $0.26 on September 15, reaching $35.35. About 1.57 million shares traded or 27.64% up from the average. LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) has declined 1.30% since September 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.00% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.45, from 1.67 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 9 investors sold Andersons Inc shares while 48 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 20.16 million shares or 3.66% more from 19.45 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Alpha Windward Limited Liability Company owns 11,940 shares. Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.05% or 2.11M shares. Principal Financial invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE). Moreover, Natixis Asset has 0.01% invested in Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE) for 2,182 shares. The Missouri-based Parkside Comml Bank has invested 0% in Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has invested 0% in Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE). Blackrock Institutional Trust Na holds 713,420 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Brandywine Glob Management Ltd Liability invested in 0.01% or 47,025 shares. Credit Agricole S A holds 0% or 18,350 shares. Plante Moran Finance Advisors Ltd Liability stated it has 7,200 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt owns 228,667 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc reported 0% in Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE). New York-based Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Lc has invested 0% in Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE). Ny State Common Retirement Fund, a New York-based fund reported 28,000 shares. Alliancebernstein L P owns 40,320 shares.

The stock increased 1.68% or $0.55 on September 15, reaching $33.25. About 269,234 shares traded or 160.91% up from the average. Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE) has risen 2.27% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.43% the S&P500.

The Andersons, Inc. is a diversified company. The company has market cap of $942.84 million. The Firm conducts business across North America in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm also produces turf and cob products, and has a consumer retailing presence.

Since April 28, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 5 selling transactions for $2.45 million activity. $47,190 worth of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) was bought by Ahluwalia Sukhpal S. on Tuesday, May 2. 20,000 shares were sold by Jude Justin L, worth $640,214. Clark Michael S. also sold $157,114 worth of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) on Monday, May 22. HOLSTEN JOSEPH M also sold $105,972 worth of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) on Wednesday, May 3. ALLEN A CLINTON sold $1.56 million worth of stock. 1,024 shares were sold by Hanser Robert M., worth $32,246.

Among 9 analysts covering LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. LKQ had 16 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 6 by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT on Wednesday, March 2 with “Buy”. The stock of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 6. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, March 22 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Robert W. Baird. As per Sunday, September 10, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Stifel Nicolaus reinitiated it with “Buy” rating and $37 target in Tuesday, November 29 report. The rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, January 18. Jefferies maintained LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) rating on Tuesday, May 30. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $3700 target. The stock of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) earned “Positive” rating by Susquehanna on Friday, August 26.

Analysts await LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) to report earnings on October, 26. They expect $0.44 EPS, down 2.22% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.45 per share. LKQ’s profit will be $136.92 million for 20.09 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual EPS reported by LKQ Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.98% negative EPS growth.

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