Gentex Corp

  • A Bull To Reckon With In The Automotive Industry

    By Naomi Warmate-Igwe - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: AXL, GNTX, LEA

    Even though the advancement in technology has aided in increasing the quality and durability of automobiles, there will always be the need for replacement parts and this is where the Automotive Parts industry comes in. Lear (NYSE: LEA) operates in this industry with its focus mainly on seating and electrical distribution systems. The Tier 1 supplier was founded in 1917 and currently has a market cap of $6.56 billion more »

  • Gentex Needs a Change

    By Chris Johnson - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: GNTX, JCI, MGA

    Based in metropolitan Grand Rapids, Michigan, Gentex (NASDAQ: GNTX) was founded in 1974 and is known for its auto-dimming rear view mirror technology.  At the end of fiscal year 2012, Gentex held 88% of the market share in the auto-dimming mirror industry, and has not had to worry about the emergence of potential threats in this near-monopolistic industry. This auto-dimming mirror division also consists of Gentex’s patented Rear-Camera Display more »

  • Autoliv is a Growth Stock Hidden in a Mature Industry

    By John Park - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: ALV, GNTX, TRW

    When most investors think about the auto parts industry, they tend to envision a mature, cyclical industry that grows at roughly the same pace as GDP and lacks attractive growth opportunities. However, adopting this kind of mainstream perspective may cause investors to overlook Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV), a manufacturer of automobile safety equipment that has a long history of innovation and, in my opinion, the potential to grow its profits more »

  • Automotive Suppliers: Performance Review, Part Two

    By Vanina Egea - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: BWA, GNTX, TEN

    This is the second part of my review of the recovering automotive suppliers industry. The companies within this industry are facing an era of changing demand. Products need to be replaced and redesigned due to stricter safety and environmental regulations.

    Let’s review another three automotive suppliers are see how they are performing.

    Strong performance despite Europe's weak demand

    BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) is a global supplier of motor vehicle more »

  • 3 Auto-Parts Companies to Buy Despite Heavy European Exposure

    By Zain Abbas - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: BWA, GNTX, TEN

    A declining European economy and the recent debt crisis in that part of world have given money managers some ‘food for money.’ One way to make money has been to short European automakers like Peugeot or Renault. However, another way to play this theme has been to short those auto-part manufacturers that heavily rely on the European economy for their revenue. And given that there are no bullish viewpoints on more »

  • Should You Bet on These Auto Stocks?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: DAN, GNTX, TRW

    Having gained 14% since the start of the year, the U.S. stock market is on a roll. Auto stocks have also been privy to this wonderful rally and have recorded impressive gains. However, there are still stocks, such as Dana Holding (NYSE: DAN), TRW Automotive Holdings (NYSE: TRW), and Gentex (NASDAQ: GNTX) that offer excellent value. Here is a closer look at each.

    Dana has nice upside

    Dana Holding more »

  • 3 Auto Part Stocks to Buy Despite Heavy European exposure

    By Zain Abbas - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: BWA, GNTX, TEN

    A declining European economy and the recent debt crisis in that part of world have given money manager some ‘food for money’. One way to make money has been to short European automakers like Peugeot or Renault. However, another way to play this theme has been to short those auto-part manufacturers that heavily rely on the European economy for their revenues.

    Three stocks that have come under firing have been more »

  • Should You Bet On These Auto Stocks?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: DAN, GNTX, TRW

    Having gained 14 percent since the start of the year, the U.S. stock markets are on a roll. Auto stocks have also been privy to this wonderful rally and have recorded impressive gains. However, there are still stocks such as Dana Holding (NYSE: DAN), TRW Automotive (NYSE: TRW), and Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) which offer excellent value. Here is a closer look:

    Dana Holdings has some nice upside

    Dana more »

  • The Best Dividend Paying Auto-Parts Stocks

    By Nauman Aly - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: ALV, GNTX, GPC

    For this article I've researched dividend paying companies in the Auto-Parts Industry. Also, to make sure I find the best gems, all three stocks mentioned in this article comply with the following criteria:

    • Market Cap of more than 500 million and an average volume of at least 250K = Low Volatility = Low Beta
    • Price greater than $10
    • Cash per share and current ratio greater than 1.5 = Good Liquidity = Dividend more »
  • Huge Upside in the Auto Industry

    By Ted Cooper - February 24, 2013 | Tickers: GM, GNTX, MGA

    After a near-death experience in 2009, the U.S. automobile industry persevered through a trying time and has recently prospered on the back of a strong recovery in new auto sales. Shares of Ford and General Motors (NYSE: GM) have soared since the recession, but shares of a lesser-known company -- Gentex (NASDAQ: GNTX) -- have yet to fully price in the recovery in the industry.

    Gentex is an auto parts supplier more »

  • My Best Bet on the Auto Industry

    By Masam Abbas - January 21, 2013 | Tickers: ALV, F, GM, GNTX, HMC, TSLA, TM

    The auto SAAR has recently been flying high. This has definitely increased investors’ interest in the auto stocks. However, in this situation, it should not be forgotten that the same companies that are enjoying a surge in sales in North America are taking a beating in Europe due to adverse economic conditions.

    Which Auto Stock to Buy?

    Though the North American market gives us an option of trading in plenty more »

  • Crunching Tesla's Forward Multiple

    By Masam Abbas - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BWA, BYDDY.PK, DDAIF.PK, ENOC, FSLR, F, GELYY, GM, GNTX, HAR, SPWR, TSLA

    When a company's not making a profit, all the earnings multiples you could otherwise use to measure its performance become invalid. Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) is one such case. But if it were making a profit, at what multiple would Tesla trade?

    Understanding Tesla’s nature

    In my previous post, I called Tesla "the Apple of auto industry." Just like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is considered unique in its sphere more »

  • Will These Stocks Keep Your Portfolio Purring Along?

    By Chris Hodge - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: DAN, GNTX, TEN, WBC

    Auto parts aren't sexy. No matter how great a car looks and runs, or how much it appeals to the opposite sex, the parts inside the car won't excite most people. However, the stocks of companies that produce those parts may supercharge your returns, and tangible results get respect. Will these stocks make your portfolio hum along like a well-oiled machine, or will we likely be finding them more »

  • Gentex SWOT Analysis: No Dim Future

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - November 1, 2012 | Tickers: GNTX, MGA

    One of the simplest ways to get an overview of a company's operations is through a SWOT analysis.  Here the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the company are laid out for all to see.   Having been given a 44% haircut in stock price this year, we will take a look at auto-dimming rearview mirror maker, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), and see if their future is more »

  • Are These 3 Stocks Auto-matically Buys?

    By Chad Henage - September 27, 2012 | Tickers: ALV, GNTX, JCI

    On a consistent basis I'll use a stock screener to try and find new investment opportunities. In the last year or so, one of my favorites has become The Motley Fool's CAPS Screener. The primary reason that I use the screen more than others is, it combines financial information along with the opinions of the CAPS community. While CAPS members are not infallible, many companies that score the top ratings of either 4 or 5 stars have strong financials, consistent performance, and good growth. Since I favor companies that are both growing and pay a decent yield, I recently ran a screen asking for: yield of at least 2%, CAPS score of 4 or 5 stars, a $500 million or more market cap, and in the automotive industry. Of the relatively few stocks that the screen returned, there were three that looked like they could be attractive options at this time.

  • Why I'm Buying this Iconic American Brand

    By Matthew DiLallo - July 7, 2012 | Tickers: ALV, F, GM, GNTX, TM

    In today’s trade for the “No Drip, No Mess” Portfolio we’re going to use a very strategic approach to acquire shares of an iconic American brand.  We’ll use a combination of options and direct ownership as a way to smooth out the volatility as we begin to back out of the driveway and invest in Ford Motors (NYSE: F). While there is a lot to like about more »

  • Get Your Part Of Future Growth

    By Chad Henage - May 10, 2012 | Tickers: ALV, GNTX

    Despite the recent headlines, there are encouraging reports that the economy is improving. With that in mind, companies that are in cyclical industries should benefit. This lead me to run a screen on Motley Fool's CAPS Screener for auto parts manufacturers. While picking a specific auto manufacturer is more difficult because of shifting customer preferences, auto parts are supplied to all of the manufacturers. My screen had simple but tough criteria. I wanted companies of at least $300 mil. in market cap., a 2% or greater dividend, 10% or better trailing earnings growth, and at least a 4 – 5 star rating by the CAPS community.