Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Gentex (GNTX) Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at Longbow Research

Melba Vasquez | 13 January, 2018, 19:18

Provident Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Gentex Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.53 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.92% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $57.83. About 18,964 shares traded. It is down 39.94% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500. Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd acquired 309,800 shares as Gentex Corp (GNTX)'s stock declined 8.68%. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 5,293 shares of the auto parts company's stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 368 shares during the last quarter. The institutional investor held 102,228 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.02M, up from 63,643 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hikari Power Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Gentex in the 4th quarter worth $203,000. The stock increased 5.44% or $1.17 during the last trading session, reaching $22.66. About 250,823 shares traded.

Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) last announced its earnings results on Friday, October 20th. It has outperformed by 2.93% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 65 investors sold CTL shares while 190 reduced holdings. Hartline reported 12,170 shares. Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd has 3.45 million shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advisors holds 0.04% in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) or 496,051 shares.

The stock of Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) hit a new 52-week high and has $24.15 target or 5.00% above today's $23.00 share price. Alliancebernstein Lp owns 180,077 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Amg Funds Limited Com, a Connecticut-based fund reported 82,496 shares. About 2.42M shares traded or 29.32% up from the average. 175,545 are owned by Nomura Asset Mgmt. Parkside Savings Bank & Tru holds 0% in CenturyLink, Inc. Victory Capital Management Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX). State Of Wisconsin Board holds 0.22% or 1.43 million shares. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its holdings in Gentex by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter. Therefore 48% are positive. Xenon Pharmaceuticals had 14 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, October 21. The company was maintained on Friday, May 26 by Bank of America. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, April 12 by Janney Capital. Underhill Investment Management Llc owns 620,000 shares or 6.65% of their USA portfolio. Jefferies maintained The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK) on Tuesday, January 9 with "Hold" rating. (NASDAQ:XENE) on Monday, June 12 with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Monday, October 9 by Citigroup. The company has market cap of $186.29 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.32, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It also reduced its holding in Public Srvs Enterpr. 41 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. Fmr Llc holds 0.01% in CenturyLink, Inc. The short sellers then promise to replace the stock in the future and makes dividend payments out of their own pockets to cover the dividend income that is no longer exists on the original, now borrowed and sold, shares. Arcadia Investment Corporation Mi stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX). Busey Trust invested in 0.42% or 175,687 shares. The Indiana-based Old Bancorp In has invested 0.06% in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX). 23 were accumulated by Spectrum Mgmt Group.

Shares of Gentex (NASDAQ GNTX) opened at $23.00 on Friday. The auto parts company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.31. South Dakota Investment Council invested 0.06% in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX). Rk Asset Management Limited Com reported 9.12% stake. (NYSE:CTL) or 3.28 million shares. Highland Capital Mngmt Ltd Co invested in 183,005 shares or 0.29% of the stock.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $4.39 million activity. SCHILLER PHILIP W also sold $8.79M worth of Apple Inc. Nash Kevin C had sold 4,320 shares worth $85,094 on Wednesday, September 27. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 71% are positive. T2 Biosystems Inc had 17 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Current price places the company's stock 4.21% away from its 200-day simple moving average, 0.07%, away from the 50-day average and also 3.48% away from 20-day average. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $22.69. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Gentex in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, August 23 report. FBR Capital maintained Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) on Thursday, January 11 with "Buy" rating. Bahl Gaynor holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) for 397,038 shares. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, August 24 to "Outperform".

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