As Lkq (LKQ) Shares Declined, Shareholder Columbia Wanger Asset Management Trimmed Position by $566,265; Wilsey Asset Management Position in Pulte Group (PHM) Has Lowered by $500,040 as Valuation Rose

January 18, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Lkq Corp (LKQ) by 1.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc sold 16,179 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.79% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.10M shares of the motor vehicles company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $39.49M, down from 1.11M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Lkq Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.25B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.73% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $42.88. About 257,774 shares traded. LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) has declined 1.30% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.00% the S&P500.

Wilsey Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Pulte Group Inc (PHM) by 4.28% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wilsey Asset Management Inc sold 18,520 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 414,403 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.29M, down from 432,923 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wilsey Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Pulte Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.17 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $34.59. About 1.29M shares traded. PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has risen 30.02% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.32% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, 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. Macquarie Gp invested in 3,200 shares or 0% of the stock. Bell Retail Bank invested 0.07% of its portfolio in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). 113,129 are held by Kbc Gp Nv. Cibc Ww Mkts Corporation invested in 48,032 shares. Shaker Invs Limited Oh reported 1.58% of its portfolio in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). Redmond Asset Mngmt Lc has 1.07% invested in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). Nikko Asset Americas Inc owns 29,200 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill Ltd Company reported 1.45% stake. First Mercantile Tru Communication invested in 0.07% or 10,160 shares. Aqr Mgmt Limited Com holds 0% or 97,964 shares in its portfolio. Cubic Asset Mngmt Limited Liability has 172,465 shares. 20,775 were accumulated by Rathbone Brothers Pcl. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund has 0.02% invested in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). Zebra Mgmt Ltd Liability Co holds 0.61% in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) or 52,203 shares. 28.65 million are owned by Artisan Prtn Limited Partnership.

Among 10 analysts covering LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. LKQ had 24 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) earned “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Wednesday, March 2. Stifel Nicolaus reinitiated LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) on Tuesday, November 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 18 by Jefferies. The stock of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 6. The company was maintained on Sunday, September 10 by Jefferies. Northcoast downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, July 25 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of LKQ in report on Tuesday, March 22 with “Outperform” rating. Susquehanna initiated LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) on Friday, August 26 with “Positive” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 9. The stock of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $5.45 million activity. 25,000 shares were sold by CASINI VICTOR M, worth $920,500. $4.00M worth of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) was sold by WEBSTER WILLIAM M IV.

Analysts await LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.43 earnings per share, up 22.86% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.35 per share. LKQ’s profit will be $132.87 million for 24.93 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual earnings per share reported by LKQ Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.44% negative EPS growth.

Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc, which manages about $39.78 billion and $6.76B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sps Commerce Inc (NASDAQ:SPSC) by 8,683 shares to 691,087 shares, valued at $39.19 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Euronet Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:EEFT) by 236,620 shares in the quarter, for a total of 397,775 shares, and has risen its stake in Brink’s Co/The (NYSE:BCO).

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $7.21 million activity. The insider OShaughnessy Robert sold 92,800 shares worth $3.15M.

Among 22 analysts covering PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. PulteGroup had 62 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, April 26 report. The stock of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, August 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, October 13. On Tuesday, June 27 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. Sterne Agee CRT downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, December 22 report. As per Tuesday, September 26, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, March 16. The stock of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, April 5 by JP Morgan. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $28.0 target in Monday, September 25 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 33 investors sold PHM shares while 187 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. 244.94 million shares or 1.98% less from 249.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Limited Liability Corp accumulated 178,700 shares. South Street Advisors Ltd Liability, a New York-based fund reported 442,870 shares. Daiwa Secs Group Inc holds 27,455 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Exxonmobil Inv Tx holds 0.04% or 50,689 shares in its portfolio. Citadel Ltd holds 1.10M shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Pr Herzig & Com reported 67,700 shares or 3.58% of all its holdings. Clearbridge Invests Ltd Co accumulated 3.05 million shares or 0.08% of the stock. Ww Asset Incorporated reported 0.02% stake. Korea Investment Corp invested in 0.04% or 326,600 shares. Guggenheim Limited Liability invested in 0.1% or 1.63 million shares. Prudential Financial Inc invested 0.04% in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Bb&T stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Alpine Woods Capital Investors Limited Liability Co has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Zacks Mgmt holds 58,475 shares. 254,914 are held by Berkshire Asset Limited Liability Com Pa.

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