GPC stock: buy or sell?
March 31st, 2020
Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement and industrial parts, electrical and electronic materials, and business products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australasia, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Poland.
Should I buy GPC stock?Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Genuine Parts stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Genuine Parts stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for GPC stock for the last month.
GPC stock analysis
Genuine Parts shares jumped 1.89% to $67.33 today.
Shares of Genuine Parts ended today at $67.33 and jumped a beatiful 1.89%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on February 21st, GPC fell $-31.40 per share (-31.80%).
After boosting an extraordinary 14.13% in a week last week, Genuine Parts closed this week at $67.33 and soared a cool 4.45%. By mid March GPC collapsed a frightening -43.22% in just one week.
Since late January, when GPC stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-34.56 per share (-33.92%). Stocks under the 200d moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.
GPC stock price history
GPC IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, GPC stock surged a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested right after GPC's IPO a $1,000 in GPC stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
GPC stock historical price chart
GPC stock reached all-time highs with a price of $111.55.
GPC stock price targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price forecast for Genuine Parts stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per Share, when Genuine Parts published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Genuine Parts annual revenues boosted an outstanding 14.88% to $18,735.10 M dollars from $16,308.80 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stayed constant a 0.54% to 4.33%.
|2013||$14,080 M||-||$685 M4.9%||-|
|2014||$15,342 M||8.96%||$711 M4.6%||3.84%|
|2015||$15,280 M||-0.40%||$706 M4.6%||-0.79%|
|2016||$15,340 M||0.39%||$687 M4.5%||-2.61%|
|2017||$16,309 M||6.32%||$617 M3.8%||-10.26%|
|2018||$18,735 M||14.88%||$810 M4.3%||31.41%|
Quarterly financial resultsGenuine Parts posted $4,603.79 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -2.52% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $186.70 million with a profit margin of 4.06%. Profit margin remained constant a -0.61% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 4.66%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Genuine Parts sales marked a phenomenal gain and escalated a 9.43%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Genuine Parts posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$4,100 M||-||$190 M4.6%||-|
|2017-Q3||$4,100 M||0.00%||$158 M3.9%||-16.60%|
|2017-Q4||$4,207 M||2.61%||$108 M2.6%||-31.72%|
|2018-Q1||$4,586 M||9.01%||$177 M3.9%||63.22%|
|2018-Q2||$4,822 M||5.14%||$227 M4.7%||28.54%|
|2018-Q3||$4,723 M||-2.06%||$220 M4.7%||-2.97%|
|2018-Q4||$4,604 M||-2.52%||$187 M4.1%||-15.22%|
|2019-Q1||$4,737 M||2.89%||$160 M3.4%||-14.17%|
Genuine Parts ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.
Genuine Parts shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 2.84% of all shares.
Bearish positions for GPC stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$9.8 B|
|Total shares||145.4 M|
|Float shares||142.5 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||80.8%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||2.8%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Tuesday, March 31st, 2020|
|Day range||$64.59 - $68.04|
|Average true range||$7.48|
|50d mov avg||$85.50|
|100d mov avg||$94.19|
|200d mov avg||$94.93|
Genuine Parts performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Genuine Parts against in the following table: