Looking at top Wall Street opinions, AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) has recently made its way into the research list of Longbow – signaling that their analyst’s rating adjustment is noteworthy. This stock was downgraded to a rating of Neutral in the eyes of Longbow, whereas its previous rating was Buy in the eyes of Longbow, as reported on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019. Another heavy-hitting research note was published by BofA/Merrill on Wednesday January 30th, 2019, with this firm downgrading AKS to an updated rating of Underperform from its previous rating of Buy. In the past six months and three months of trading, shares of AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) have moved by -35.14% and 0.00%, respectively.
Brokerage Updates Related to AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) Stock
This publicly-traded organization generated gains of 2.23% over the last 5 sessions. Right now, this stock is the subject of 14 analysts’ evaluations, who – on average – have given this company’s shares a Hold rating. Of the latest market expert opinions, 2 have given an underperform rating, 1 has given a sell rating, and 0 have given a rating of Buy or better. Based on the 14 stock market experts following this company, the average 12-month price target is $2.92. Moreover, individual price targets range between $2.50-$5.00. With its recent move to $2.50, we can see that these firms project this stock will loss by -47.01% in one year.
Updates from AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) SEC Form 4
This particular company’s shares have garnered a lot of attention in recent days, as insiders are unloading their holdings while having generated a 1.00% rise since the beginning of the calendar year. A Chief Executive Officer at AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) bought some of its shares in a transaction that was finalized on Nov 27. Similarly, Newport Roger K bought 10,000 shares of the organization’s stock at $4.03 apiece and racked up $40,300 in earnings from the purchase. Now, Newport Roger K holds 451,297 shares of the company following the exchange. A VP Gen Counsel & Corp Sec of the organization named Alter Joseph C, was engaged in a transaction that occurred on Aug 15 that managed to be worth $10,250 from the purchase of 2,500 common shares at a price of $4.10 per individual share.
AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) Results in the Pipeline
The next scheduled release of financial results for AK Steel Holding Corporation will be for the Dec-18 quarter. As it stands right now, market analysts are anticipating the per-share earnings for the three-month period will be $0.11. In the same vein, they expect sales for the quarter to amount to $1,701.49 million.
Now let’s turn to earnings surprise history: in the most recent quarter, the company reported about $1,677.10 million in revenue alongside EPS at $0.16. On average, the analyst projection was calling for $1,735.60 million with $0.21 per share in earnings, respectively. In the preceding quarter, this company’s revenue reached $1,746.60 million, with earnings per share ending up at $0.18.
LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) experienced a gain of 1.98% from the closing price in the previous trading day. That boost the price to $27.88 per share, as observed on March 14th, 2019, at a time when the total trading volume reached 3,907,483 shares of stock – compared to the typical average of 3.19M shares per day (as recorded over the past three months). The consensus estimate for these shares has been shifted to $37.83.
Pricing Indications for LKQ Corporation (LKQ)
This organization has had a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.13 in the last year. In the most recent trading session, the daily high was $27.91, bringing the per-share value 1.98% high its 52-week high and about -29.97% more expensive than its 52-week low. Meanwhile, it gained 26.59 from its observable 50-day simple moving average. Right at this moment, the per-share value is -5.74% lower than the mean per-share price over the last 200 days in the market.
LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) In-Depth Brokerage Insights
We can see that a number of brokerage firms are putting their focus onto this stock. Out of this group, 0 have a sell rating, 8 have a Buy rating, 5 have an outperform rating, while 1 provided a Hold rating for these shares – thanks to data from Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Additionally, 0 have recommended that these shares are an Underperforming investment. The current consensus recommendation is at 1.40 , based on information from Thomson Reuters.
LKQ Stock Value Potential
In trading activity as of late, this stock’s value was 29.56 up from its 200 day moving average, while also 5.20% up when compared against its 50-day simple moving average. Over the course of the past year of trading, the share price stuck in the range of $32.00-$44.00. The market value for the entire organization reached 8.92B. After the trading day started off at the price of $27.88, these shares nearly bottomed out at its low price of $27.15 and nearly peaked at $27.91 as its full-day high price. In the last trading session, the price ended the day at $27.34. The institutional holdings related to this organization account for 0.60%, and the Beta factor is now 1.27. This company’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) managed to hit 56.58.
LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) Analyst Points of Focus
LKQ Corporation (LKQ) has found itself inside of Guggenheim’s research list, so their analyst rating adjustment is worth taking note of. This stock was upgraded to Buy, compared to its previous rating of Neutral by Guggenheim, as garnered from a news report on Wednesday March 6th, 2019. An additional helpful research note was sent out by William Blair’s on Friday January 18th, 2019. The brokerage decided to downgrade LKQ to Mkt Perform from its previous rating of Outperform.