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How to buy Genuine Parts (GPC) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Genuine Parts shares.

Genuine Parts Co (GPC) is a leading specialty retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$137 after a previous close of US$137.4. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD135.08 to a high of USD137. The latest price was USD135.35 (25 minute delay). Genuine Parts is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Genuine Parts

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Genuine Parts. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: GPC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Genuine Parts reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$137.4, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Genuine Parts, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Genuine Parts. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Genuine Parts stock price (NYSE:GPC)

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Have Genuine Parts's shares ever split?

Genuine Parts's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 15 April 1997. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Genuine Parts shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Genuine Parts shares which in turn could have impacted Genuine Parts's share price.

Genuine Parts shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-11-27.
Previous closeUS$137.4
Change US$-2.05
Change % -1.492%
Volume 409,172
Information last updated 2023-11-22.
52-week rangeUS$126.35 - US$184.3261
50-day moving average US$139.8222
200-day moving average US$157.1956
Target priceUS$154.09
PE ratio 15.4983
Dividend yield US$3.745 (2.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$8.87

Genuine Parts share growth calculator


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Genuine Parts price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $135.35

1 week (2023-11-20) -1.46%
1 month (2023-10-27) 6.47%
3 months (2023-08-25) -11.56%
6 months (2023-05-26) -13.90%
2 years (2021-11-26) 2.24%
3 years (2020-11-27) 37.61%
5 years (2018-11-27) 32.68%

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Is it a good time to buy Genuine Parts stock?

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Is Genuine Parts under- or over-valued?

Valuing Genuine Parts stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Genuine Parts's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Genuine Parts's P/E ratio

Genuine Parts's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Genuine Parts shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Genuine Parts's PEG ratio

Genuine Parts's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9179. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Genuine Parts's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Genuine Parts's EBITDA

Genuine Parts's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2 billion (£1.6 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Genuine Parts's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Genuine Parts share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Genuine Parts's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$126.35 up to US$184.3261. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GPC.US volatility(beta: 0.95)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Genuine Parts's is 0.952. This would suggest that Genuine Parts's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Genuine Parts financials

Revenue TTM US$23 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.2%
Gross profit TTM US$7.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.34%
Return on equity TTM 31.77%
Profit margin 5.44%
Book value 29.851
Market capitalisation US$19.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Genuine Parts share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 41.67% of net profits

Recently Genuine Parts has paid out, on average, around 41.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Genuine Parts shareholders could enjoy a 2.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Genuine Parts's case, that would currently equate to about $3.745 per share.

While Genuine Parts's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Genuine Parts may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Genuine Parts's most recent dividend payout was on 2 January 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Genuine Parts's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Genuine Parts.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Genuine Parts's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 13.49

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Genuine Parts's overall score of 13.49 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Genuine Parts is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Genuine Parts's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.82/100

Genuine Parts's environmental score of 7.82 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Genuine Parts is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Genuine Parts's social score

Social score: 9.91/100

Genuine Parts's social score of 9.91 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Genuine Parts is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Genuine Parts's governance score

Governance score: 5.27/100

Genuine Parts's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Genuine Parts is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Genuine Parts's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Genuine Parts scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Genuine Parts has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Genuine Parts Co was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 13.49
Total ESG percentile 6.64
Environmental score 7.82
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 9.91
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 5.27
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Genuine Parts overview

Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, and industrial parts and materials. It operates through Automotive Parts Group and Industrial Parts Group segments. The company distributes automotive replacement parts for hybrid and electric vehicles, trucks, SUVs, buses, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, farm vehicles, small engines, farm equipment, marine equipment, and heavy duty equipment; and accessory and supply items used by various automotive aftermarket customers, such as repair shops, service stations, fleet operators, automobile and truck dealers, leasing companies, bus and truck lines, mass merchandisers, farms, and individuals. It also distributes industrial replacement parts and related supplies, such as bearings, mechanical and electrical power transmission products, industrial automation and robotics, hoses, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial and safety supplies, and material handling products for original equipment manufacturer, as well as maintenance, repair, and operation customers in equipment and machinery, food and beverage, forest product, primary metal, pulp and paper, mining, automotive, oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, alternative energy, government, transportation, ports, and other industries. In addition, the company provides various services and repairs comprising gearbox and fluid power and process pump assembly and repair, hydraulic drive shaft repair, electrical panel assembly and repair, hose and gasket manufacture and assembly. It operates in the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Indonesia, and Singapore. Genuine Parts Company was incorporated in 1928 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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