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BRIEF-Genuine Parts Company Q3 earnings per share $1.08

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Genuine Parts Co

* Genuine Parts Company reports sales and earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017

* Q3 earnings per share $1.08

* Q3 sales $4.1 billion versus I/B/E/S view $4.1 billion

* Q3 earnings per share view $1.28 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

* Sees FY 2017 adjusted earnings per share $4.55 to $4.60

* Sees FY 2017 earnings per share $4.47 to $4.52

* Q3 adjusted earnings per share $1.16 excluding items

* Sees FY 2017 sales up 4 to 4.5 percent

* FY2017 earnings per share view $4.73, revenue view $15.99 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

* Updates 2017 outlook

* Q3 profitability impacted by lower gross margin, higher operating expenses, co’s margin expansion initiatives did not meet expectations Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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