NASDAQ:GNTX - Gentex Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$25.07 -0.15 (-0.59 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 03:03 AM ET)
Previous Close$25.22
Today's Range$24.70 - $25.09
52-Week Range$16.59 - $25.41
Volume1.49 million shs
Average Volume2.27 million shs
Market Capitalization$6.91 billion
P/E Ratio19.59
Dividend Yield1.74%
Beta1.26
Gentex logoGentex 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. It designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automotive products, including interior and exterior electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, and interior and exterior non-automatic-dimming rearview mirrors with electronic features for automotive passenger cars, light trucks, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans for original equipment manufacturers, tier one automotive mirror manufacturers, and various aftermarket and accessory customers. The company also provides photoelectric smoke detectors and alarms, audible and visual signaling alarms, electrochemical carbon monoxide detectors and alarms, and bells and speakers for use in fire detection systems in office buildings, hotels, and other commercial and residential establishments. Gentex Corporation sells its fire protection products directly, as well as through sales managers and manufacturer representative organizations to fire protection and security product distributors, electrical wholesale houses, and original equipment manufacturers of fire protection systems. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Motor vehicle parts & accessories
Sub-IndustryAuto Parts & Equipment
SectorAuto/Tires/Trucks
SymbolNASDAQ:GNTX
CUSIP37190110
Phone616-772-1800

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio5.00
Quick Ratio4.10

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio19.59
Forward P/E Ratio14.83
P/E Growth1.15

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.79 billion
Price / Sales3.83
Cash Flow$1.6429 per share
Price / Cash15.26
Book Value$7.22 per share
Price / Book3.47

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.28
Net Income$406.79 million
Net Margins23.27%
Return on Equity19.05%
Return on Assets16.41%

Miscellaneous

Employees5,481
Outstanding Shares273,850,000

Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gentex's stock symbol?

Gentex trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "GNTX."

How often does Gentex pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Gentex?

Gentex declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 6th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share on Wednesday, July 18th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 5th. View Gentex's Dividend History.

When did Gentex's stock split? How did Gentex's stock split work?

Shares of Gentex split on Friday, January 2nd 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Friday, December 5th 2014. The newly minted shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Wednesday, December 31st 2014. An investor that had 100 shares of Gentex stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will Gentex's stock buyback program work?

Gentex declared that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Saturday, March 10th 2018, which allows the company to buyback 20,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Gentex's earnings last quarter?

Gentex Co. (NASDAQ:GNTX) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April, 20th. The auto parts company reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.40. The auto parts company had revenue of $465.42 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $478.06 million. Gentex had a net margin of 23.27% and a return on equity of 19.05%. The firm's revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.33 EPS. View Gentex's Earnings History.

When is Gentex's next earnings date?

Gentex is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July, 20th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Gentex.

What price target have analysts set for GNTX?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Gentex's stock. Their predictions range from $23.00 to $29.00. On average, they anticipate Gentex's stock price to reach $25.6667 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Gentex.

Are investors shorting Gentex?

Gentex saw a increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 13,047,402 shares, an increase of 14.5% from the April 30th total of 11,395,409 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,692,937 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.7 days. Currently, 4.8% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Who are some of Gentex's key competitors?

Who are Gentex's key executives?

Gentex's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Steven R. Downing, Pres & CEO (Age 40)
  • Mr. Fred T. Bauer, Founder, Chairman Emeritus & Advisor (Age 75)
  • Mr. Kevin C. Nash, VP of Fin., CFO, Treasurer & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 43)
  • Mr. Scott Ryan, Assistant Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 37)
  • Mr. Joseph E. Matthews IV, VP of Purchasing (Age 49)

Has Gentex been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about GNTX stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gentex earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 44.90 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are Gentex's major shareholders?

Gentex's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.78%), Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. (4.06%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (2.35%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.96%), Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN (1.55%) and Millennium Management LLC (1.24%). Company insiders that own Gentex stock include Fred Bauer, Frederick A Sotok, Gary F Goode, James H Wallace, John A Mulder, Joseph E Iv Matthews, Kevin C Nash, Scott P Ryan and Steven R Downing. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Gentex.

Which major investors are selling Gentex stock?

GNTX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Bahl & Gaynor Inc., Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN, Pegasus Partners Ltd. and Sei Investments Co.. Company insiders that have sold Gentex company stock in the last year include Fred Bauer, Frederick A Sotok, James H Wallace, Joseph E Iv Matthews, Kevin C Nash, Scott P Ryan and Steven R Downing. View Insider Buying and Selling for Gentex.

Which major investors are buying Gentex stock?

GNTX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, WBI Investments Inc., Origin Asset Management LLP, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Eaton Vance Management, American Century Companies Inc., Robecosam AG and First Pacific Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Gentex.

How do I buy shares of Gentex?

Shares of GNTX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Gentex's stock price today?

One share of GNTX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.07.

How big of a company is Gentex?

Gentex has a market capitalization of $6.91 billion and generates $1.79 billion in revenue each year. The auto parts company earns $406.79 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.28 on an earnings per share basis. Gentex employs 5,481 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Gentex?

Gentex's mailing address is 600 NORTH CENTENNIAL STREET, ZEELAND MI, 49464. The auto parts company can be reached via phone at 616-772-1800 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Gentex (GNTX)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  234 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  277 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  511
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Gentex and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe GNTX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe GNTX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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