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Present Performance: Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC)

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Genuine Parts Company trades as part of the retail apparel and specialty industry and consumer cyclical sector. Genuine Parts Co sells automotive parts, industrial and electrical components, and office products. The company sells bearings, power transmission, hydraulic and other products to its commercial and retail customers.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The GPC stock showed a previous change of -0.03% with an open at 102.39 and a close of 102.84. It reached an intraday high of 102.92 and a low of 102.39.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $15.1b with 146.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 145.0m shares. Trading volume reached 1,004,668 shares compared to its average volume of 938,756 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Genuine Parts Company shares returned 1.43% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.03%. Over three months, it changed 3.82%. In one year it has changed -1.00% and within that year its 52-week high was 105.89 and its 52-week low was 85.80. GPC stock is 19.86% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 95.79 and a 50 day moving average of 98.16. Currently GPC stock is trading 7.36% above its 200 day moving average.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.19 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 24.54. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.33. The TTM EPS is 5.46, which comes to a TTM PE of 18.84. Historically, the PE high was 24.70 and the PE low was 15.10. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 82.42, which is a decrease of -19.85%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  1.48
06-30-2018:  1.59
03-31-2018:  1.27
12-31-2017:  1.12

The dividend per share is currently 2.88, which is a dividend yield of 2.80%. Also, the payout ratio is 52.75%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 91.77, which means it may be overvalued by -12.06%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 116.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 3,077,632, which is 2.10% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.49. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.01

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 21.05%, return on assets is 6.64%, profit margin is 4.41%, price-to-sales is 1.07 and price-to-book is 4.18.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 1  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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