Genuine Parts Stock: Analysts Say Buy Despite Weak Sector

Genuine Parts Stock: Analysts Say Buy Despite Weak Sector

When examining Genuine Parts Co (GPC: NYE) as an investment option, several noteworthy factors emerge. The company showcases stable growth alongside a strong dividend stream that has been consistently increasing for a striking 68 consecutive years, earning it the prestigious title of a “Dividend King”. Furthermore, projections for fiscal year 2024 anticipate record earnings, indicating a promising future trajectory for the company. 

GPC Ratings by Stock Target Advisor

Stock Target Advisor’s Analysis Genuine Parts Co:  

Stock Target Advisor’s gives buy ratings to Genuine Parts Co’s stock with an anticipated target price of $147.5. Over the next 12 months, the projected price change is an uptick of 3.3%. In line with this perspective, the average analyst target price is higher, at $158.56. These predictions are bolstered by a number of identified positive financial signals that seem to outweigh the negatives, which points to a favorable investment outlook for Genuine Parts Co.

 

Market Analyst Coverage and Sector Ratings: 

Looking at market analyst coverage, the consensus among the five covering analysts is a ‘Buy’ recommendation for Genuine Parts Co. The average target price, as set by these analysts, reflects a high of $183 and a low of $125, underlining the potential for strong returns.

While the average analyst rating for the auto sector is “Buy”, Stock Target Advisor’s rating for the sector is more cautious, penciled at “Slightly Bullish”. Furthermore, the average 1-month return on stocks in the sector languishes at a negative -5.52%.

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