Media headlines about Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Genuine Parts earned a coverage optimism score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.4343776732941 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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GPC has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Gabelli reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Genuine Parts in a report on Friday, October 20th. Moffett Nathanson initiated coverage on Genuine Parts in a report on Monday, December 4th. They set a “sell” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Genuine Parts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price target on Genuine Parts from $98.00 to $95.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 20th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $98.40.

Shares of Genuine Parts (NYSE GPC) traded down $1.08 during trading on Friday, reaching $99.83. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,110,362 shares, compared to its average volume of 933,317. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 1.32. Genuine Parts has a 52-week low of $79.86 and a 52-week high of $107.75. The firm has a market cap of $14,640.00, a P/E ratio of 22.38, a P/E/G ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 1.14.

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About Genuine Parts

Genuine Parts Company is a service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials. The Company’s segments include Automotive, Industrial, Office Products Group, Electrical/Electronic Materials and Other.

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