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How to buy Genuine Parts (GPC) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Genuine Parts stocks.

Genuine Parts is a specialty retail business based in the US. Genuine Parts shares (GPC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US dollars. Its last market close was $136.50 – an increase of 1.84% over the previous day. Genuine Parts employs 58,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $23 billion.

How to buy shares in Genuine Parts

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  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: GPC in this case.
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Is it a good time to buy Genuine Parts stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

Use our graph to track the performance of GPC stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Genuine Parts's shares have ranged in value from as little as $125.4533 up to $181.0779. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GPC.US volatility(beta: 0.93)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Genuine Parts's is 0.926. This would suggest that Genuine Parts's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of $136.5

1 week (2023-12-01)2.80%
1 month (2023-11-08)1.43%
3 months (2023-09-08)-8.34%
6 months (2023-06-08)-11.22%
1 year (2022-12-08)-23.43%
2 years (2021-12-08)7.24%
3 years (2020-12-08)50.00%
5 years (2018-12-08)57.89%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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Is Genuine Parts under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Genuine Parts P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Genuine Parts's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Genuine Parts stocks trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 10, 2023 (20.44). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Genuine Parts's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4098. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Genuine Parts's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Genuine Parts's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2 billion ($2.8 billion CAD).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Genuine Parts's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

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