Genuine Parts Stock Hits New 52-Week High (GPC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $71.45, above its previous 52-week high of $71.44 with 777,689 shares traded as of 2:30 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 707,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Genuine Parts has a market cap of $10.74 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Genuine Parts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Genuine Parts Ratings Report.

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