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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for GPC. The most optimistic price target was 102, implying potential capital gains of 20.3 percent. The minimum price target given was 78, implying potential capital losses 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of GPC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.81 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. GPC has a PEG ratio of 3.81.

GPC has traded between a high of 105.18 and a low of 80.86 over the past year. Today's price is 4.86 percent above the 52-week low, and 19.39 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $12.21 billion. GPC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.