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.

GPC was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 102, implying potential capital gains of 20.3 percent. The lowest price target was 78, which equates to a potential downside of -8.01 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.91 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.91 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.15 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.25 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

GPC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.81 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of GPC is 3.81.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GPC hit 105.18 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 80.86. Today's price is 4.86 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 19.39 percent. GPC has a price/earnings 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 market cap of GPC is $12.21 billion. GPC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.