Gentex stock: buy or sell?
February 21st, 2020
Gentex Corporation provides automatic-dimming and non-dimming rearview mirrors, and electronics for the automotive industry; dimmable aircraft windows for the aviation industry; and commercial smoke alarms and signaling devices for the fire protection industry worldwide.
Should I buy Gentex stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
Currently, Gentex stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Gentex stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for GNTX stock for the last 30 days.
Gentex stock analysis
Shares of Gentex declined a tragic -1.58% and closed at $30.59.
Gentex shares declined -1.58% to $30.59 on Feb 21st. On December GNTX price bounced up over the SMA of 50 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On Jan 17th, GNTX hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Jan/16 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
Gentex shares appreciated 0.63% this week, ending at $30.59.
GNTX marked an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top by mid January at $31.27, price slid and bounced up back from $29.41. Breaking down under $29.41 would cancel the current uptrend and it might test lower supports. Note that $31.27 might act as a resistance line. Not so far away is the last price record Gentex marked by mid January. Late May 2019, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 40.39%. Since early April 2019 when GNTX stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $9.78 (47.00%).
Gentex stock price history
Gentex stock went public on December 22nd, 1981 with a price of $0.001. Since then, GNTX stock grew a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested $1,000 in Gentex stock in 1981, it would worth $inf today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Gentex stock historical price chart
GNTX stock reached all-time highs on Jan 17th with a price of $31.27.
Gentex stock price targetPredicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' GNTX stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price target for Gentex stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter publishing its last earnings report on April, Gentex . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a slightly fine gain of 2.18% to $1,834.06 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nonetheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) raised a 1.21% to 23.88%. Gentex presents anual results in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Gentex TTM sales up to March 2019 were $1,837.23 and income $430.92 million USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Gentex business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed stable a neutral 0.17%. In line, profit margin (net income/sales) remained stable at 23.88%.
|2013||$1,170 M||-||$223 M19.1%||-|
|2014||$1,376 M||17.56%||$289 M21.0%||29.46%|
|2015||$1,544 M||12.22%||$318 M20.6%||10.35%|
|2016||$1,679 M||8.77%||$348 M20.7%||9.14%|
|2017||$1,795 M||6.91%||$407 M22.7%||17.03%|
|2018||$1,834 M||2.18%||$438 M23.9%||7.64%|
|TTM||$1,837 M||0.17%||$431 M23.5%||-1.59%|
Quarterly financial resultsGentex posted $468.59 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a 3.35% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $104.28 M with a profit margin of 22.25%. Profit margin depreciated a -1.19% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 23.44%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Gentex sales marked a slightly good move and remained stable a 0.68%.
|2017-Q2||$443 M||-||$89 M20.0%||-|
|2017-Q3||$439 M||-1.02%||$90 M20.6%||1.91%|
|2017-Q4||$460 M||4.77%||$130 M28.4%||44.60%|
|2018-Q1||$465 M||1.27%||$111 M23.9%||-14.73%|
|2018-Q2||$455 M||-2.24%||$109 M24.0%||-2.00%|
|2018-Q3||$460 M||1.16%||$111 M24.2%||2.12%|
|2018-Q4||$453 M||-1.49%||$106 M23.4%||-4.55%|
|2019-Q1||$469 M||3.35%||$104 M22.3%||-1.88%|
Gentex ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.
Gentex shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.19% of all shares.
Bearish positions for GNTX stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$7.7 B|
|Total shares||253.0 M|
|Float shares||243.5 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||85.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.2%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, February 21st, 2020|
|Day range||$30.57 - $31.14|
|Average true range||$0.56|
|50d mov avg||$29.82|
|100d mov avg||$28.82|
|200d mov avg||$26.86|
Gentex performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For Gentex, the benchmark is made against .
Gentex competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Gentex competitor. This doesn't mean Gentex does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
Latest Gentex stock news
- Seeking AlphaBuy And Hold Gentex For The Next DecadeSeptember 19, 2018