News coverage about Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Genuine Parts earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.0054307433601 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several analysts recently issued reports on GPC shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Genuine Parts from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $104.00 price target (up previously from $98.00) on shares of Genuine Parts in a research report on Saturday, April 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price target on shares of Genuine Parts from $94.00 to $96.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $95.00 price target on shares of Genuine Parts in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Genuine Parts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $96.86.

Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) opened at 80.48 on Wednesday. Genuine Parts has a 52 week low of $79.86 and a 52 week high of $105.18. The company has a market capitalization of $11.82 billion, a PE ratio of 17.42 and a beta of 1.04. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $85.07 and its 200 day moving average price is $91.37.

Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The specialty retailer reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.31 by $0.02. Genuine Parts had a return on equity of 21.05% and a net margin of 4.37%. The company had revenue of $4.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.05 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.28 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Genuine Parts will post $4.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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