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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for GPC. The most optimistic price target was 102, implying a possible profit of 20.3 percent. The minimum price target given was 78, implying a possible loss of -8.01 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.91 percent. That number becomes -1.91 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.15 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.