LKQ CORP ranked among the worst performers on Thursday. It lost -2.32% to close at 25.23 which is it's 52 week low, down -41% from it's 52 week high.
LKQ showed a strong down trend over the last 3 months. During this period LKQ lost -23.03% and saw a maximum drawdown of -23.59%. There was a short signal during this period which returned +21.25%.
LKQ has been underperforming the SP500 index in recent time, after having outperformed till 30 Aug, 2016. LKQ is currently at it's worst performance to the SP500 index and therefore does not make a good investment candidate. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 9 days, LKQ underperformed the SP500 index on 47% days. Which indicates that on days LKQ underperforms the SP500 index, it's performance is marginally worse than on the days it outperforms the SP500 index.
During the last three months LKQ was mostly loss making and delivered on average -0.4% per day. It's best return during this period (of +3.58%) was on Thursday, 25 Oct, 2018. While it's worst loss in the same period (of -5.7%) was on Tuesday, 4 Dec, 2018. There was initially a bearish trend during this period which started on 26 Sep, 2018 and went on till 5 Oct, 2018. The trend delivered -5.94% losses to investors. This was followed by a bullish trend that started on 29 Oct, 2018 and ended on 2 Nov, 2018. This bullish trend delivered +5.18% to investors.
LKQ had 6 profitable and 6 loss making months over the last year. During the last year, LKQ underperformed SP500 index on monthly return basis. LKQ was also a more risky investment than SP500 index as it's worst month in the last year, Apr 2018, returned -16.5% compared to -7.28% returned by SP500 index in Oct 2018. LKQ had a shorter streak of profitable months than SP500 index. It only went up in 4 straight months during the last year.
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LKQ is becoming more volatile overall. In comparison, the SP500 index is seeing a rise in volatility. During the last three months, there was a significant surge in LKQ's volatility from 19 Sep, 2018 to 25 Oct, 2018. While there was a significant surge in the SP500 index's volatility from 14 Sep, 2018 to 29 Oct, 2018.
Advanced/professional short-term investors should note that LKQ has significant positive skewness in it's return distribution. This indicates that investors can expect LKQ to recover from drawdowns quickly. Which makes LKQ a good candidate for investing on short-term bullish trends or even counter-trends hoping for a pull-back.
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