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Genuine Parts Company (GPC) is a leading specialty retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$120.85 after a previous close of US$122.88. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD120.09 to a high of USD121.48. The latest price was USD121.12 (25 minute delay). Genuine Parts Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Genuine Parts Company
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- Search for Genuine Parts Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: GPC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Genuine Parts Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$129.95, 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 Company, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Genuine Parts Company. 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 on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Genuine Parts Company key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Genuine Parts Company stock a buy or sell?
- Genuine Parts Company performance over time
- Can I short Genuine Parts Company shares?
- Is Genuine Parts Company suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Genuine Parts Company shares over-valued?
- Genuine Parts Company's financials
- How volatile are Genuine Parts Company shares?
- Does Genuine Parts Company pay a dividend?
- Have Genuine Parts Company shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Genuine Parts Company share priceUse our graph to track the performance of GPC stocks over time.
Genuine Parts Company shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$80.8417 - US$135.0832|
|50-day moving average||US$129.7146|
|200-day moving average||US$112.619|
|Dividend yield||US$3.185 (2.53%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$0.3414|
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Is it a good time to buy Genuine Parts Company stock?
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Genuine Parts Company price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-21)||-7.84%|
|3 months (2021-03-19)||3.25%|
|6 months (2020-12-18)||24.19%|
|1 year (2020-06-19)||38.30%|
|2 years (2019-06-20)||16.70%|
|3 years (2018-06-20)||28.76%|
|5 years (2016-06-20)||24.09%|
Is Genuine Parts Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing Genuine Parts Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Genuine Parts Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Genuine Parts Company's P/E ratio
Genuine Parts Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 45x. In other words, Genuine Parts Company shares trade at around 45x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Genuine Parts Company's PEG ratio
Genuine Parts Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.917. 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 Company'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 Company's EBITDA
Genuine Parts Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Genuine Parts Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Genuine Parts Company financials
|Revenue TTM||US$16.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$5.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||769.28%|
|Market capitalisation||US$18.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Genuine Parts Company shares
There are currently 1.7 million Genuine Parts Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Genuine Parts Company's "short interest". This figure is 9.1% down from 1.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Genuine Parts Company shares can be evaluated.
Genuine Parts Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Genuine Parts Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Genuine Parts Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Genuine Parts Company shares traded daily (recently around 855443.07692308). Genuine Parts Company's SIR currently stands at 1.95. In other words for every 100,000 Genuine Parts Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1950 shares are currently held short.
However Genuine Parts Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Genuine Parts Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Genuine Parts Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Genuine Parts Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Genuine Parts Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0117% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Genuine Parts Company shares, roughly 12 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Genuine Parts Company.
Find out more about how you can short Genuine Parts Company stock.
Genuine Parts Company'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 Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Genuine Parts Company'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 Company's overall score of 13.49 (as at 12/31/2018) 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 Company 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 Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.82/100
Genuine Parts Company'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 Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Genuine Parts Company's social score
Social score: 9.91/100
Genuine Parts Company'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 Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Genuine Parts Company's governance score
Governance score: 5.27/100
Genuine Parts Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Genuine Parts Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Genuine Parts Company's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Genuine Parts Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Genuine Parts Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||13.49|
|Total ESG percentile||6.64|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Genuine Parts Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 53.77% of net profits
Recently Genuine Parts Company has paid out, on average, around 53.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.56% 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 Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Genuine Parts Company's case, that would currently equate to about $3.185 per share.
Genuine Parts Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Genuine Parts Company's most recent dividend payout was on 30 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Genuine Parts Company's shares ever split?
Genuine Parts Company's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 14 April 1997. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Genuine Parts Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Genuine Parts Company shares which in turn could have impacted Genuine Parts Company's share price.
Genuine Parts Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Genuine Parts Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$80.8417 up to US$135.0832. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Genuine Parts Company's is 1.1288. This would suggest that Genuine Parts Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Genuine Parts Company overview
Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, and industrial parts and materials. The company distributes automotive replacement parts for imported vehicles, 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, industrial concerns, 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, governments, 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, and other value-added services. It operates in in the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Indonesia, and Singapore. The company was incorporated in 1928 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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