The company in question is, Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) currently with a stock price of 98.62 (1.51% today). The market cap for Genuine Parts Company is 14647.04, and is in the sector Services, and Specialty Retail, Other industry. The target price for Genuine Parts Company is 99.33. Currently Genuine Parts Company is trading with a P/E of 21.28, and a forward P/E of 19.29. Average volume for Genuine Parts Company is 656.63 and so far today it is 604200.
Performance in the last year for Genuine Parts Company has been 21.73%. 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 -2.48%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.48%.
Since the IPO date for Genuine Parts Company on the 4/6/1983, Genuine Parts Company has seen performance year to date to be 17.19%. With Genuine Parts Company trading at 98.62, the dividend yield is 2.67%, and the EPS is 4.64.
So could Genuine Parts Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.28. The PEG is 5.07, P/S is 0.96 and the P/B is at 4.55. The P/cash is 62.7, with P/free cash flow at 19.88.
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 0.60% and institutional ownership comes to 74.10%. Outstanding shares are at 148.52. While shares float is 144.61. The float short is currently 2.55%, and short ratio is 5.61.