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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Genuine Parts Company, GPC

Genuine Parts Company, GPC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Specialty Retail, Other in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Genuine Parts Company, GPC  has a market cap of 15130.65. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983, Genuine Parts Company, GPC performance year to date is 18.92%. Today Genuine Parts Company, GPC has gained 0.30%, with a current price of 101.03.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 73.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 54.80%. Return of assets are at 8.40%, with return on investment at 18.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Genuine Parts Company, GPC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.08. While Total debt/equity is 0.24. With a profit margin of 4.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.80%, and operating margin of 7.30%. Genuine Parts Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Genuine Parts Company, GPC has seen a EPS growth of 0.50%. A performance for the year of 17.16%. The 52-week high is -4.66%, and the 52-week low is 33.92%. The average volume for Genuine Parts Company, GPC is 185156.

With a target price of 98.2, can Genuine Parts Company, GPC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Genuine Parts Company, GPC. Genuine Parts Company has a P/E of 21.75 and a forward P/E of 19.74. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.18. Genuine Parts Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.99 and 4.64 respectively. For P/cash, Genuine Parts Company has a value of 64.77, while it is 20.54 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 101.03, Genuine Parts Company has a dividend yield of 2.61%. We see a return on equity of 21.90%.

Looking more long-term Genuine Parts Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.20%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.00% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 0.50% for this year and for the last five years a 9.10% growth has been seen.

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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