Gentex stock: buy or sell?

GNTX stock price: $30.59 -1.58% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020


Gentex declined a tragic -1.58% and closed at $30.59.

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 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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

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

Daily outlook

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.

GNTX stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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%).

GNTX stock chart (weekly)

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 target

Predicting 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 Share

After publishing its last earnings report on April, Gentex . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
GNTX earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared 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%.

GNTX annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$1,170 M-$223 M19.1%-
2014$1,376 M17.56%$289 M21.0%29.46%
2015$1,544 M12.22%$318 M20.6%10.35%
2016$1,679 M8.77%$348 M20.7%9.14%
2017$1,795 M6.91%$407 M22.7%17.03%
2018$1,834 M2.18%$438 M23.9%7.64%
TTM $1,837 M0.17%$431 M23.5%-1.59%

Quarterly financial results

Gentex 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%.
GNTX quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$443 M-$89 M20.0%-
2017-Q3$439 M-1.02%$90 M20.6%1.91%
2017-Q4$460 M4.77%$130 M28.4%44.60%
2018-Q1$465 M1.27%$111 M23.9%-14.73%
2018-Q2$455 M-2.24%$109 M24.0%-2.00%
2018-Q3$460 M1.16%$111 M24.2%2.12%
2018-Q4$453 M-1.49%$106 M23.4%-4.55%
2019-Q1$469 M3.35%$104 M22.3%-1.88%

Gentex ownership

When 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 shares253.0 M
Float shares243.5 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)85.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Gentex summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Day range$30.57 - $31.14
Previous close$31.08
Session gain-1.58%
Average true range$0.56
50d mov avg$29.82
100d mov avg$28.82
200d mov avg$26.86
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb03a

Gentex performance

Stocks 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 competitors

Unfortunately, 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.

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