Genuine protects your dividend

GENUINE PARTS CO. $73 is a buy. Through your shares (New York symbol GPC; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 145.4 million; Market cap: $10.6 billion; P.S. ratio: 0.6; Dividend yield: 4.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.genpt.com) you tap this leading seller of replacement auto parts. It… Read More

Updating your Cyclical-Growth Payers: Genuine Parts Co.

GENUINE PARTS CO. $90 is a buy. The company (New York symbol GPC; Income-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 145.9 million; Market cap: $13.1 billion; Dividend yield: 3.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.genpt.com) sells replacement auto parts through company-owned stores (under the NAPA banner) and… Read More

Auto-related stocks: 1 buy & 1 hold

Demand for new cars continues to slow. That’s good news for both Genuine Parts and Snap-On, whose products and services help drivers extend the life of their existing vehicles. Even so, we feel Genuine’s wider variety of businesses give it a slight edge over Snap-On,… Read More

Genuine Parts buys rest of Inenco

GENUINE PARTS CO. $98 (New York symbol GPC; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 146.8 million; Market cap: $14.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 3.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.genpt.com) has agreed to buy the remaining 65% of Inenco Group that it does not already… Read More