Citigroup Positive On Synchrony Financial (SYF) with $37.0000 Target; Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP Decreased Its Lkq (LKQ) Stake

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Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp decreased Lkq Corp (LKQ) stake by 8.33% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp sold 75,000 shares as Lkq Corp (LKQ)’s stock declined 7.91%. The Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp holds 825,000 shares with $33.55 million value, down from 900,000 last quarter. Lkq Corp now has $11.82 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.42% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $38.18. About 1.22M shares traded. LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) has risen 27.90% since April 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.35% the S&P500.

Investment analysts at Citigroup has initiated coverage on shares of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) in a an analyst report made public on Thursday morning. The company set a Hold rating on the stock. Citigroup’s price target of $37.0000 suggests potential of 9.44% from the stock’s last stock close price.

Among 12 analysts covering LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. LKQ had 28 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) on Tuesday, March 22 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Thursday, February 22 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 6. The stock has “Positive” rating by Susquehanna on Friday, August 26. As per Monday, February 12, the company rating was upgraded by Northcoast. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, July 25 by Northcoast. Stifel Nicolaus reinitiated LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) rating on Tuesday, November 29. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $37 target. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, March 2 by Sterne Agee CRT.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.24, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 27 investors sold LKQ shares while 166 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 275.57 million shares or 0.71% more from 273.62 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hsbc Plc invested in 0.01% or 160,260 shares. Kornitzer Mngmt Ks invested in 560,603 shares. Majedie Asset Mgmt Limited invested 1.04% of its portfolio in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). Citadel Advsr Llc reported 2.71M shares stake. Clarkston Prtnrs Limited Liability Com accumulated 50,250 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Employees Retirement Of Texas stated it has 70,000 shares. Focused Wealth Management Inc has 0.01% invested in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) for 390 shares. Lmr Llp invested 0.04% of its portfolio in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). Tradewinds Capital Limited Liability Company, Washington-based fund reported 251 shares. Taurus Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com invested 0.06% in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board accumulated 163,667 shares. Australia-based Macquarie Group Inc Limited has invested 0% in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). Dupont Cap Mgmt Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). Horrell Capital Inc invested in 0% or 27 shares. Gyroscope Mngmt Gp Lc accumulated 6,614 shares.

Analysts await LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.59 EPS, up 20.41% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.49 per share. LKQ’s profit will be $182.67M for 16.18 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by LKQ Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 43.90% EPS growth.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $6.73 million activity. $298,256 worth of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) shares were sold by Quinn John S. 100,000 shares were sold by WEBSTER WILLIAM M IV, worth $4.00 million on Friday, December 8. CASINI VICTOR M sold $920,500 worth of stock or 25,000 shares.

Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp increased Wayfair Inc (Prn) stake by 20.00 million shares to 25.00 million valued at $26.09 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Ilg Inc stake by 1.11M shares and now owns 1.31M shares. Gms Inc was raised too.

Analysts await Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $0.79 EPS, up 29.51% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.61 per share. SYF’s profit will be $600.57M for 10.70 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual EPS reported by Synchrony Financial for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.86% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 2.84% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $33.81. About 4.35M shares traded. Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has declined 0.21% since April 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.76% the S&P500.

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