Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 08, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.72 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 02, 2018. Shareholders who purchased GPC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.67% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of GPC was $92.53, representing a -14.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $107.75 and a 15.87% increase over the 52 week low of $79.86.
GPC is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Copart, Inc. ( CPRT ) and CarMax Inc ( KMX ). GPC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.18. Zacks Investment Research reports GPC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 23.28%, compared to an industry average of 15.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GPC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GPC as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Russell 1000 Yield Focus ETF ( ONEY )
- SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus ETF ( ONEV )
- PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( PFM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PFM with an increase of 3.33% over the last 100 days. ONEY has the highest percent weighting of GPC at 1.01%.