Genuine Parts Company (GPC) announced its most recent quarterly financial results on Wednesday, Oct-19-2016. GPC reported $1.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $-0.04. Analysts had a consensus of $1.28. The company posted revenue of $3941.74 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $4021.99 million. GPC’s revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.24 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Genuine Parts Company. Susquehanna Initiated Genuine Parts Company on Aug 26, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $102.
Genuine Parts Company opened for trading at $98.14 and hit $98.66 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $98.01, with a gain of 0.32% or 0.31 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,52,034 shares. Company has a market cap of $14,595 M.
In a different news, on May 9, 2016, Timothy P Breen (Executive Vice President) sold 700 shares at $98.05 per share price. According to the SEC, on Feb 19, 2016, Wendy B Needham (director) sold 3,000 shares at $90.61 per share price. On Nov 13, 2015, Thomas Gallagher (CEO) purchased 3,000 shares at $86.86 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
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 operates through four segments: Automotive Parts Group which distributes automotive parts and accessory items; Industrial Parts Group which distributes industrial replacement parts and related supplies; Office Products Group which is engaged in the wholesale distribution of a line of office and other business related products and Electrical/Electronic Materials Group which distributes materials to more than 20000 electrical and electronic manufacturers as well as industrial assembly and specialty wire and cable markets in North America. In 2014 the Company’s business was conducted from approximately 2600 locations throughout the United States Canada Mexico Australia and New Zealand.