Analyst Ratings for Genuine Parts Co. (GPC)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Genuine Parts Co. (NYSE:GPC) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. GPC had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

3 analysts declared GPC a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for GPC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 102, which equates to a potential upside of 20.3 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 78, implying a possible loss of -8.01 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.91 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.91 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.15 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.25 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GPC to grow at a rate of 4.81 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. GPC has a PEG ratio of 3.81.

In the last 52-weeks, GPC has achieved a high of 105.18 and a low of 80.86. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 4.86 percent, and 19.39 percent lower than its 52-week high. GPC has a P/E ratio of 18.31. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GPC value stock report compares GPC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.21 billion. GPC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.