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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC)?

The company in question is, Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) currently with a stock price of 103.12 (0.61% today). The market cap for Genuine Parts Company is 15337.63, and is in the sector Services, and Specialty Retail, Other industry. The target price for Genuine Parts Company is 98.8. Currently Genuine Parts Company is trading with a P/E of 22.11, and a forward P/E of 20.05. Average volume for Genuine Parts Company is 622.59 and so far today it is 150953.

Performance in the last year for Genuine Parts Company has been 19.95%. For EPS growth, Genuine Parts Company has seen a growth of 0.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.12%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.10% over the last five years and could be 4.20% for the next five years. Genuine Parts Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 0.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.74%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.29%.

Since the IPO date for Genuine Parts Company on the 4/6/1983, Genuine Parts Company has seen performance year to date to be 21.00%. With Genuine Parts Company trading at 103.12, the dividend yield is 2.57%, and the EPS is 4.64.

So could Genuine Parts Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 22.11. The PEG is 5.26, P/S is 1.01 and the P/B is at 4.73. The P/cash is 65.66, with P/free cash flow at 20.82.

Genuine Parts Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.08, and total debt/equity at 0.24.

In terms of margins, Genuine Parts Company has a gross margin of 29.80%, an operating margin of 7.30% and a profit margin of 4.60%.Payout ratio for Genuine Parts Company is 54.70%. Return on assets come to 8.40% with return on investment coming to 18.50%.

Insider ownership for Genuine Parts Company, is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 73.90%. Outstanding shares are at 149.65. While shares float is 144.67. The float short is currently 2.77%, and short ratio is 6.44.

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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