4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: LKQ

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, vehicle replacement parts distributor LKQ (NAS: LKQ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at LKQ's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

LKQ facts

Headquarters (founded)Chicago (1998)
Market Cap$5.5 billion
IndustryAuto parts wholesale
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$3.8 billion
ManagementCEO Robert Wagman (since January 2012)
CFO John Quinn (since November 2009)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)13.6%
Cash/Debt$59.4 million / $1.0 billion
CompetitorsFastenal
Genuine Parts Company
O'Reilly Automotive

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 388 members who have rated LKQ believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Jkspotr62, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

LKQ has shown strong consistent growth for a number of years. Additionally, the company has been an industry leader and continues to own the market in the after-market auto part sector. LKQ has great management and should be able to maintain stability through depressed markets. LKQ is definitely a company for the long haul.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: LKQ originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of LKQ. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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