Healthy Strategy And Good Outlook Suggests BUY: LKQ Corporation (LKQ) and T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS)

On Nov 27, Clark Michael S., VP of Finance and Controller exercised an option 7,500 shares of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ), with the average selling price of the stock being $9.98 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $74,869. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

In addition to that, VP of Finance and Controller – Clark Michael S. sold an extra 3,814 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Nov 27, with a share sold at an average of $35.63 and a total of $135,878 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the VP of Finance and Controller – Clark Michael S. was left with 73,010 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $2601346.3.

The recent price movement of LKQ means that it is now down by -7.40% from its 52-week high and 38.79% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of LKQ stands at 1.76% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.57%. The beta score for this stock is 1.29. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 10/31/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.48 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was below the expectations of analysts of 0.49 by -0.01. The revenue by the firm was 3.02B for the quarter.

The shares of LKQ Corporation (LKQ) dropped by -1.22%, leading to a loss of -$0.42 per share, and saw LKQ end the trading session at $33.92 on Wednesday 01/15/20. LKQ started the trading session at $34.20, before reaching a daily high of $34.39. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $33.85.

The trading volume on Wednesday stood at 1215428, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 2.10 million shares, out of a total 299.16M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 10.57 billion.

The shares of T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) went up by 0.59% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $80.27, which was higher than the previous closing price of $79.80. Over the past one week, the price of TMUS has jumped by 1.07%, while it has recorded a gain of 6.36% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw TMUS gain 0.66% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 1.70%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 19.56%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 2.36%. The stock price has gone up by +8.02% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -4.27% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 2,556,700 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 2,772,376 shares and the indicators have an average rating of Hold. The last indicators, the long-term see TMUS stock with a 100-Day average volume of 2,646,943 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves TMUS with an average rating of 56% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports TMUS stock not long ago. In its report sent out on January 07, 2020, Nomura lowered its ratings on TMUS from a Neutral to a Buy. In an earlier report on November 14, 2019, HSBC Securities Downgrade the stock from a Buy to a Hold. Bernstein meanwhile in its report on October 16, 2019 Initiated its rating of the stock to “Outperform”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 36.20% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 729 institutions currently hold the TMUS stock. In the last quarter, a 291,931,087 TMUS shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 106 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 88 institutions sold their entire TMUS reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 333 increased their investment while 313 decreased their investment in the stock.