Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 07, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.6575 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 03, 2016. Shareholders who purchased GPC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that GPC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $103.41, the dividend yield is 2.54%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GPC was $103.41, representing a -2.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $105.97 and a 35.18% increase over the 52 week low of $76.50.
GPC is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as CarMax Inc ( KMX ) and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company ( GT ). GPC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.64. Zacks Investment Research reports GPC's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 2.11%, compared to an industry average of 13.3%.