Genuine Parts Company

  • Will the AutoParts Industry Recover as Car Sales Rise?

    By roman parisieri - August 29, 2013 | Tickers: ALV, GPC, JCI

    The car industry continues to show improving signs. The US market posted a 15% increment in car sales, while the Chinese posted a 10% rise, and four out of the Big Five Europeans combined a 4.5% growth. Repercussions across the auto parts were varied. Let us investigate how such growth affects an auto parts market giant, like Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), a regional distributor, Genuine Parts (NYSE: GPC), and more »

  • Aging Cars Will Need a Facelift

    By Wes Patoka - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: F, GPC, TSLA

    The U.S. automobile industry has been on fire lately with new car sales finally coming in at pre-recession levels. While a company like Ford (NYSE: F) has been posting stellar numbers, there is another underlying theme pushing those sales up. Cars and trucks on the road today are on average 10.8 years old. This is due to the fact that most cars have become more reliable over the more »

  • Auto Parts Are a Booming Business, And Here's How You Can Profit

    By Bob Ciura - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: AZO, GPC, ORLY

    In the United States, an increasing number of consumers are keeping their cars on the road longer. It’s not entirely difficult to understand why. The economy is still struggling to recover from the worst financial crisis in decades. And, let’s face it: it’s not exactly a great feeling to purchase a new car only to see it lose thousands of dollars in value as soon as it more »

  • 3 Dividend Picks From Mario Gabelli

    By Reuben Brewer - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: GLW, GPC, DANOY.PK

    Gabelli Equity Income is a unique beast in the fund world because it has a managed distribution policy, paying $0.03 per share as a monthly dividend. That leads to a modest dividend yield of 1.5%. However, the fund has outperformed the market over the long-term, so income investors should take the time to review its portfolio. The portfolio manager recently highlighted Corning (NYSE: GLW), Danone (NASDAQOTH: DANOY.PK), and more »

  • Two Auto Parts Companies Making Money From Scraps

    By Reuben Brewer - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: GPC, LKQ, SCHN

    What happens to all the cars that no one wants anymore or that just can't be driven? Companies like LKQ Corp (NASDAQ: LKQ) and Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ: SCHN) get them. And they turn the cast-offs into profits.

    Auto Parts

    When most people think about auto parts, the first thing that comes to mind is a company like Genuine Parts (NYSE: GPC). Over half of the company's business more »

  • What to Look for in July 18 Earnings Releases

    By Damon Churchwell - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, GPC, HUBG, TZOO

    Earnings season will officially be in full swing when July 18 rolls around. For one, a major auto parts supplier might help to indicate just how robust the automotive market rebound is. In addition, a wholesale food company, ground shipper, and travel website operator may provide a feel of how their respective markets are shaping up. Here's a look at the companies to watch:

    Auto parts firm growing internally more »

  • Does Genuine Parts Have Any Genuine Upside Left?

    By Manish Babla - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, GPC, LKQ, ORLY

    Shares of Atlanta-based Genuine Parts (NYSE: GPC) have been star performers lately. They are up 37% year-to-date, and are trading at all-time highs. This is stronger than both the 15% rise in the S&P 500 during the same period, as well as the average 20% rise for its peer group, as represented by the First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index ETF. We believe that the stock has run-up a more »

  • A Genuinely Good Investment?

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, GPC

    Genuine Parts (NYSE: GPC) spiked a nice 7.5% last week on a better-than- expected June auto sales report. Being a replacement-parts company for used cars, a rise in Genuine's stock price on the back of new car sales can seem counter intuitive. But in reality, Genuine's revenue has moved in relative lockstep with U.S. auto sales over the past few years. 

    The increase in the more »
  • Why Is This Auto Parts Company the Best For Your Portfolio?

    By Matthew Frankel - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, GPC

    Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) it the leading U.S. wholesale distributor of automotive replacement parts, and its better known by the name of its distribution centers and stores, NAPA. With steadily rising revenues over the past several years, as well as a strong balance sheet, healthy dividend yield, and aging vehicle population in the U.S., Genuine Parts looks like a winner at first glance. Let’s take a more »

  • The Great Recovery Of The Auto Industry

    By Damian Illia - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: GPC, MGA, TEN

    The last economic recession put Chicago-based automakers in check; given their importance to the US economy, the federal government came to rescue them. Many thought it would be the end of several worldwide known brands. The skeptics were finally proven wrong and, from the ashes, the automakers rose like the Phoenix, shouldering the recovery of many auto parts producers and distributors. Some of those companies pegging onto automakers revival are more »

  • Distribution Masters

    By Reuben Brewer - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: CAH, GPC, SYY

    Getting things where they need to go is an unloved business. However, there are some companies that excel at it and have rewarded shareholders with annual dividend hikes along the way. Genuine Parts (NYSE: GPC), Sysco (NYSE: SYY), and Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) are just such companies.


    There are companies that make things and companies that sell things. In the middle are the companies that get the widgets from more »

  • Avoid Bonds; Favor Dividend Stocks Instead

    By Bob Ciura - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, GPC, WMT

    There’s a great deal of analysis regarding how much of an investor’s portfolio should be devoted to bonds. Many financial pundits believe an individual’s bond holdings should correlate strongly to a person’s age, and rise over time as that person gets older. Others believe in varying levels of bond holdings within a well-diversified portfolio.

    Even for risk-averse investors, if income is your goal, in today’s more »

  • A Long Ride For Aftermarket Auto Parts?

    By Reuben Brewer - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, GPC

    The deep 2007-2009 recession has kept car sales in check for years. That means the cars on the road are older and, as they age, they are going to need more tender loving care. Aftermarket auto part retailers like Genuine Parts (NYSE: GPC), Autozone (NYSE: AZO), and Advanced Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) look set to benefit from this trend.

    An Old Fleet

    When consumers pulled back during the recession, one more »

  • Which Automotive Parts Retailers Should Investors Buy?

    By Anh HOANG - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, GPC, ORLY

    I am always looking for businesses which compound capital at very high rates over a long period of time. In the long run, such businesses enjoy significant appreciation in share price. Recently, I came across a stock that has kept going up in the past ten years, from around $15 per share to nearly $111 per share. That stock is O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY).

    Interestingly, this stock is also more »

  • My Favorite Metric

    By Steve Van - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, BDX, KO, GPC, TUP

    In the 1960’s there was a television sit-com called “My Favorite Martian” with the premise of a Martian who has somehow entered the life of an Earthling. In the course of the show, the Martian’s unique and often comic perspective on Earthly life leads his human friend to see his everyday world in fresh ways. In a similar vein, “My Favorite Metric” might help human investors to see more »

  • 5 Stocks This Chicago-Based Fund Is Bullish On

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GPC, LZB, GLD, TMO

    Forty-five days after the end of each calendar quarter (which is March 31 for the first quarter), institutional investors are required to file their 13F forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In 13F filings, funds list the value of their equity holdings, as well as the number of shares owned at the end of the quarter. Let's take a look at Chicago-based Botty Investors' latest 13F.

    This more »

  • The Madness of March and an Elite Group of Eight: Part Deux

    By Jeff Binkley - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: DBD, GPC, TEG, VVC

    A few weeks back, I wrote about The Madness of March and an Elite Group of Eight. Since then we’ve seen a couple of Cinderellas emerge. One whose glass slipper fit surprisingly well (FGCU), until it shattered when dancing with her cousin from up I-75 a piece (Florida). Another whose ticket remains un-punched and now gets to dance at the biggest event it has seen since 1965 (Wichita State more »

  • Building My Perfect Dividend Portfolio - Leggett & Platt

    By Karin Hernandez - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: FLXS, GPC, LEG

    This is part nine of a ten-part series, which I will be publishing until the entire portfolio has been introduced. You can see Part One here, Abbott Laboratories; Part Two, PartnerRe Limited; Part Three, Enterprise Products Partners; Part Four, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store; Part Five, Meredith Corp; Part Six, Lockheed Martin; Part Seven, Sunoco Logistics Partners; and Part Eight, Williams Companies.

    I have been analyzing dividend companies for nearly more »

  • The Best Dividend Paying Auto-Parts Stocks

    By Nauman Aly - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: ALV, GNTX, GPC

    For this article I've researched dividend paying companies in the Auto-Parts Industry. Also, to make sure I find the best gems, all three stocks mentioned in this article comply with the following criteria:

    • Market Cap of more than 500 million and an average volume of at least 250K = Low Volatility = Low Beta
    • Price greater than $10
    • Cash per share and current ratio greater than 1.5 = Good Liquidity = Dividend more »
  • The Madness of March and An Elite Group of Eight: Part One

    By Jeff Binkley - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: MMM, DBD, DOV, EMR, GPC, TEG, PG, VVC | Editor's Choice

    Thanx for the great feedback.  I dropped the leprechaun stuff. (I had leprechaun on the brain... it's a long story.  I actually MC'd my local chamber of commerce dinner auction this past saturday as a Leprechaun in celebration of the upcoming St. Paddy's day holiday.)  Anyway,  thanx for the feedback. I have fully embraced the march madness theme and added some details about each of the first four "Division A" "teams".  Let me know if it works or not and any additional suggestions. I'll work on the "Division B" teams article (Part 2) while I wait for your feedback.  Best, Bink

    p.s.  I'm having a tough time getting your editorial comments actually being viewable on my screen.  They often just don't show up and I only catch them randomly.  If not too much trouble, shoot me an email as well.  Thanx again, Bink

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