The Bottom Line on Gentex Corporation (GNTX), Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (ALSN)

Lloyd Doyle
September 17, 2017

Jpmorgan Chase reported 4.58M shares stake. The firm had a rise in short interest from August 15, 2017 to August 31, 2017 of 19.73%. The SI to Fossil Group Incorporated's float is 32.67%. About 534,415 shares traded. Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ:FOSL) has declined 54.09% since September 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.04% the S&P500. The value of the company's investment in Allison Transmission Holdings, increased from $6,100,000 to $6,487,000 a change of 6.3% quarter over quarter.

Shares last traded at $34.57 which is a tad under the 50 day moving average of $35.80 and which is just a bit below the 200 day moving average of $36.76.

Sq Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.47B and $2.37 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cable One Inc by 186,735 shares to 220,324 shares, valued at $136.98 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Gentex Corporation (GNTX) has an EBITDA margin of 27.78%, compared to an EBITDA margin of 31.68% for Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. The auto parts company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.16. About 157,197 shares traded.

Equities researchers at Buckingham Research initiated coverage on shares of Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.30 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 42% are positive.

Analyst Thoughts About Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. Valueact Limited Partnership invested 2.91% of its portfolio in Allison Transmission Holdings Inc (NYSE:ALSN). On Thursday, August 17 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to "Neutral".

On August 1 the company was set at "Outperform" in a report from Baird a boost from the previous "Neutral" rating. The company was maintained on Monday, November 14 by Needham.

Shares of Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE:ALSN) opened at 34.57 on Friday. Creditors will loan money at a cheaper rate to a profitable company than to an unprofitable one; consequently, profitable companies can use leverage to increase stockholders' equity even more. The firm has "Outperform" rating by CLSA given on Friday, September 30. Piper Jaffray downgraded Allison Transmission Holdings Inc (NYSE:ALSN) on Friday, December 9 to "Underweight" rating. It tells an investor how quickly a company is increasing its revenues. Its up 0.09, from 0.9 in 2016Q3.

The market experts are predicting a 13.99% rally, based on the high target price ($11) for Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. 163.18 million shares or 0.39% more from 162.55 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems reported 111,593 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE:ALSN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. Toronto Dominion Comml Bank holds 0% or 140 shares. In this case, shares are 37.94% higher from $103.22, the worst price in 52 weeks suffered on November 09, 2016, and are keeping their losses at 14.54% for the past six months.

Massachusetts Serv Ma reported 4.80M shares. Utah Retirement System stated it has 25,700 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees invested in 9,603 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Northern Trust reported 676,258 shares.

As of the end of the quarter Squarepoint Ops LLC had bought a total of 74,356 shares growing its stake by 335.0%. Lord Abbett Lc holds 0.07% or 707,309 shares in its portfolio. Federated Investors Pa holds 127,457 shares. Geode Mgmt Limited Company owns 1.41M shares. Gsa Cap Llp owns 16,739 shares. Mfa Financial Inc (NYSE:MFA) was raised too.

Since April 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $7.94 million activity. It is positive, as 20 investors sold ITRI shares while 71 reduced holdings. Dewey Lawrence E. sold $2.99 million worth of stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.09, from 0.9 in 2016Q3. Tudor Et Al accumulated 72,056 shares. 48 funds opened positions while 135 raised stakes. Pitcairn invested in 0.12% or 23,196 shares. Nuveen Asset Management Ltd reported 0.04% stake. Overall, the share price is up 78.7% year to date. 294,708 are owned by Blackrock Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Corp. (NASDAQ:ITRI). Smith Graham And Invest LP has invested 0.96% of its portfolio in Itron, Inc. D E Shaw holds 0% or 96,507 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has 0% invested in Itron, Inc. Envestnet Asset Inc reported 2,871 shares. (NASDAQ:BBBY). Amica Mutual Co has invested 0.06% in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. On Thursday, June 8 the insider KARTSOTIS KOSTA N sold $5.57 million.

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