Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.22

Media headlines about Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. 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 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.9094212942532 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have weighed in on GPC. Moffett Nathanson began coverage on Genuine Parts in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They set a “sell” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Genuine Parts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Gabelli restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genuine Parts in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price objective on Genuine Parts from $98.00 to $95.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $98.40.

Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) traded up $0.74 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $97.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,291,005 shares, compared to its average volume of 888,950. The company has a current ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. Genuine Parts has a 52 week low of $79.86 and a 52 week high of $107.75. The company has a market cap of $14,228.89, a P/E ratio of 21.33, a PEG ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 1.14.

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Genuine Parts Company Profile

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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