Who is the Top Investor In Genuine Parts Co. (GPC)?

Genuine Parts Co. (NYSE: GPC) is 2.75% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $126.35 and a high of $181.37 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The GPC stock was last observed hovering at around $142.78 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.47%.

Currently trading at $142.31, the stock is 0.82% and 2.74% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.26 million and changing -0.33% at the moment leaves the stock -4.81% off its SMA200. GPC registered -15.78% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -9.07%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.02 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $11.34.

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The stock witnessed a 3.72% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 4.99%, and is -0.25% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.52% over the week and 1.65% over the month.

Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) has around 58000 employees, a market worth around $19.95B and $23.03B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 16.08 and Fwd P/E is 14.42. Profit margin for the company is 5.44%. Distance from 52-week low is 12.63% and -21.54% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (15.51%).

Genuine Parts Co. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $2.19 with sales reaching $5.64B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 11.18% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 4.80% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 2.20% in year-over-year returns.

1,462 institutions hold shares in Genuine Parts Co. (GPC), with institutional investors hold 81.96% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 140.94M, and float is at 139.69M with Short Float at 1.05%. Institutions hold 81.70% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 17.71 million shares valued at $3.0 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 12.61% of the GPC Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 10.62 million shares valued at $1.8 billion to account for 7.56% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 7.34 million shares representing 5.23% and valued at over $1.24 billion, while Bank of America Corporation holds 2.53% of the shares totaling 3.55 million with a market value of $600.44 million.

Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) Insider Activity

A total of 0 insider transactions have happened at Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 0 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by LOUDERMILK ROBERT C JR, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that LOUDERMILK ROBERT C JR bought 2,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Jun 02 at a price of $151.75 per share for a total of $0.3 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 33162.0 shares.

Genuine Parts Co. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jun 01 that BREAUX RANDALL P (Group President, GPC N.A.) bought a total of 500 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jun 01 and was made at $149.44 per share for $74720.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 20523.0 shares of the GPC stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 24, Donahue Paul D (Chairman and CEO) acquired 1,600 shares at an average price of $156.08 for $0.25 million. The insider now directly holds 59,727 shares of Genuine Parts Co. (GPC).

Genuine Parts Co. (GPC): Who are the competitors?

One of the company’s main competitors (and peers) include Aptiv PLC (APTV) that is trading -27.93% down over the past 12 months.Cummins Inc. (CMI) lies in the list of competitors of the Genuine Parts Co. and is 1.21% higher over the same period from GPCMistras Group Inc. (MG) is 43.88% up on the 1-year trading charts.