Genuine Parts Company (GPC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2012

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Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) 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 ( KMX ) and AutoNation, Inc. ( AN ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the GPC Dividend History page.

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 ( JKG )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Value Portfolio ( PXMV ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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