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Is Genuine Parts Company(NYSE: GPC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 04/06/1983. Genuine Parts Company is in the Specialty Retail, Other industry and Services sector. Average volume for Genuine Parts Company, is 651.86, and so far today it has a volume of 465800. Performance year to date since the 04/06/1983 is 24.25%.

To help you determine whether Genuine Parts Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.72 and forward P/E is 20.43. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Genuine Parts Company has a value for PEG of 5.16. P/S ratio is 1.01 and the P/B ratio is 4.87. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 75.29 and 22.24 respectively.

At the current price Genuine Parts Company is trading at, 105.24 (0.26% today), Genuine Parts Company has a dividend yield of 2.50%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 53.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.63, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.01% after growing 0.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 0.30%, and -0.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 146.73, and the number of shares float is 145.37. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 74.60%. The float short is 2.71%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.03. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.50%, and also a return on investment of 18.50%.

The ability for Genuine Parts Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.08 and total debt/equity is 0.22. In terms of margins, Genuine Parts Company has a gross margin of 29.80%, with its operating margin at 7.30%, and Genuine Parts Company has a profit margin of 4.60%.

The 52 week high is 0.21%, with 39.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 8.59% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.80%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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