Is the Needle Ready to Move on Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX)?

Savvy investors are constantly on the lookout when it comes to picking stocks at bargain prices. As of late, investors have been taking notice of Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) shares. During recent trading, shares saw a move of 1.67% hitting a price of $27.94.

When looking at technical analysis, one of the leading concepts is that of the trend. Chartists are constantly looking to identify trends to help determine which way a stock price is moving. Trends may not always be easy to spot, but they can be highly useful when identified. When looking at the stock market, an example of an upward trend is generally classified as a stock price that over time keeps reaching higher highs and higher lows. On the flip side, a downward trend is usually identified by spotting a stock that has been hitting lower lows and lower highs. Defining trends may take the novice trader some time to figure out, but learning how to properly study charts may help bring in steady profits in the future. 

After a recent check, shares of Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) have been seen trading -0.02% off of the 50-day high and 20.38% away from the 50-day low. In terms of the stock price in relation to its moving averages, company shares are 5.02% away from the 20-day moving average and 7.49% off of the 50-day average. If we take a wider approach, shares have been trading 22.90% away from the 200-day moving average.

Over the last year, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX)’s stock has performed 19.05%. For the last six months, the stock has performed 33.94%. From the start of the calendar year, shares have been 38.25%. Zooming in closer, company stock has been 17.20% for the quarter, 2.76% over the past month, and 5.95% over the past week.

Beta is used to measure a stock’s price volatility relative to the market. A stock with a beta of “0” indicates that its price is not correlated with the market. A positive beta indicates that the stock follows the market. A negative beta means that the stock inversely follows the market, decreasing in value when the market goes up. Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) current has a Beta score of 1.21.

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

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Earnings Per Share (EPS) is the earnings made by a company divided by their number of shares.  EPS enables the earnings of a company to easily be compared to their competitors. The higher the number, the more profit per dollar is being made on investor capital.  Gentex Corporation’s EPS is 1.64.  Their EPS should be compared to other companies in the Consumer Goods sector.

Price-to-Earnings Ratio is the current share price divided by annual earnings per share.  P/E provides a number that details how many years of earnings it will take a stock to recoup the value of one share at current price levels.  Easy to calculate and understand, P/E is an extremely common ratio that is used to compare valuations of stocks against each other relatively.  Gentex Corporation’s  P/E ratio is 17.00. 

Projected Earnings Growth (PEG) is a forward looking ratio based on anticipated earnings growth.  PEG is created by dividing P/E by the projected rate of earnings growth.  Gentex Corporation’s  PEG is 1.13.

RETURNS AND RECOMMENDATION

Shareholders can expect a return on equity of 23.00%.  Calculated by dividing Gentex Corporation’s annual earnings by its total assets, investors will note a return on assets of 20.40%.  Finally, Gentex Corporation’s return on investment stands at 22.80% when you divide the shareholder’s return by the cost.  The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 3.20 for Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX).  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

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