Genuine Parts Company (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.495 per share scheduled for January 02,
2013. Shareholders who purchased GPC stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that GPC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $65.09, the dividend yield is 3.04%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GPC was $65.09,
representing a -2.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $66.50 and
a 17.11% increase over the 52 week low of $55.58.
GPC is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes
companies such as CarMax Inc (
) and AutoNation, Inc. (
). GPC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.98. Zacks Investment Research reports GPC's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 13.07%, compared to an
industry average of -1.9%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to GPC through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GPC as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Morningstar Mid Core Index Fund (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Value Portfolio (
The top-performing ETF of this group is JKG with an increase of
7.16% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of GPC at 1.13%.