SOURCE: Brighton Markets

April 24, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Genuine Parts Company and W.W. Grainger, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - Today, announced new reports highlighting Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) and W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experienced in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Brighton Markets is releasing new coverage on Genuine Parts Company for its current position within the services industry. Genuine Parts Company is a service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive Parts Group; Industrial Parts Group; Office Products Group, and Electrical/Electronic Materials Group. The full research report on Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on W.W. Grainger, Inc. for its changing role within the services industry. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating supplies and other related products and services used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States and Canada. The full research report on W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) is available here:

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