January 24, 2023, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) trading session started at the price of $29.08, that was -0.99% drop from the session before. During the day, the shares moved up to $29.27 and dropped to $28.71 before settling in for the closing price of $29.27. A 52-week range for GNTX has been $23.28 – $33.07.
During the last 5-year period, the sales growth of Consumer Cyclical Sector giant was 0.60%. When this article was written, the company’s average yearly earnings per share was at 6.80%. With a float of $233.47 million, this company’s outstanding shares have now reached $234.58 million.
Let’s determine the extent of company efficiency that accounts for 4998 employees. In terms of profitability, gross margin is +35.80, operating margin of +23.69, and the pretax margin is +24.05.
Gentex Corporation (GNTX) Insider Activity
Also, it is sometimes useful to examine the sentiment of large-scale investors toward Gentex Corporation stocks. The insider ownership of Gentex Corporation is 0.10%, while institutional ownership is 88.80%. The most recent insider transaction that took place on Jan 04, was worth 128,240. In this transaction General Counsel of this company sold 4,580 shares at a rate of $28.00, taking the stock ownership to the 18,290 shares. Before that another transaction happened on Oct 31, when Company’s President and CEO bought 10,000 for $25.74, making the entire transaction worth $257,400. This insider now owns 118,506 shares in total.
Gentex Corporation (GNTX) Earnings and Forecasts
Going through the last 3-months fiscal report unveiled on the 6/29/2022, it has been observed that the corporation posted $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) during the time that was less than consensus figure (set at $0.38) by -$0.07. This company achieved a net margin of +20.52 while generating a return on equity of 18.21. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.4 per share during the current fiscal year.
According to the Wall Street analysts, stocks earnings will be around 6.80% per share during the next fiscal year. For the long-term projections, market analysts anticipate that the company’s EPS will surge by 15.80% during the next five years compared to 4.70% growth over the previous five years of trading.
Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) Trading Performance Indicators
You can see what Gentex Corporation (GNTX) is doing with its current performance indicators. In the most recent quarter, the stock posted a quick ratio of 2.20. In addition, a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for the trailing twelve months stands at 3.63. Likewise, its price to free cash flow for the trailing twelve months is 28.40.
For the trailing twelve months, Company’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) is 1.34, a number that is poised to hit 0.39 in the next quarter and is forecasted to reach 1.80 in one year’s time.
Technical Analysis of Gentex Corporation (GNTX)
Looking closely at Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), its last 5-days average volume was 1.05 million, which is a drop from its year-to-date volume of 1.1 million. As of the previous 9 days, the stock’s Stochastic %D was 86.45%. Additionally, its Average True Range was 0.60.
During the past 100 days, Gentex Corporation’s (GNTX) raw stochastic average was set at 89.77%, which indicates a significant increase from 78.34% during the past two weeks. Based on volatility metrics of the stock, it showed a historical volatility of 18.69% in the past 14 days, which was lower than the 26.64% volatility it showed in the past 100 days.
At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average is $28.07, while its 200-day Moving Average is $27.77. However, in the short run, Gentex Corporation’s stock first resistance to watch stands at $29.26. Second resistance stands at $29.55. The third major resistance level sits at $29.82. If the price goes on to break the first support level at $28.70, it is likely to go to the next support level at $28.43. Should the price break the second support level, the third support level stands at $28.14.
Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) Key Stats
There are 234,582K outstanding shares of the company, which has a market capitalization of 6.70 billion. As of now, sales total 1,731 M while income totals 360,800 K. Its latest quarter income was 493,640 K while its last quarter net income were 72,660 K.