Shares of Gentex Corp. (NASDAQ:GNTX) saw unusually-high trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 4,165,887 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 77% from the previous session’s volume of 2,352,013 shares.The stock last traded at $17.99 and had previously closed at $18.04.

GNTX has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Gentex Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 27th. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Gentex Corp. in a research note on Saturday, June 18th.

The firm’s 50 day moving average is $17.08 and its 200-day moving average is $15.96. The company has a market capitalization of $5.16 billion and a PE ratio of 15.78.

Gentex Corp. (NASDAQ:GNTX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 22nd. The company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.26 EPS. The company earned $423.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $416.99 million. Gentex Corp.’s quarterly revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Gentex Corp. will post $1.20 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Chairman Fred Bauer sold 696,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.03, for a total value of $12,548,880.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 6,011,728 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $108,391,455.84. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director John A. Mulder sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.07, for a total transaction of $361,400.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have made changes to their positions in the stock. Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its stake in shares of Gentex Corp. by 77.2% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 2,594,488 shares of the company’s stock worth $41,538,000 after buying an additional 1,130,270 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of Gentex Corp. by 1,416.2% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 74,915 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,199,000 after buying an additional 69,974 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Gentex Corp. by 5.0% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,049,703 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,806,000 after buying an additional 50,142 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Gentex Corp. by 73.3% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 97,092 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,554,000 after buying an additional 41,075 shares during the period. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Gentex Corp. by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 943,552 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,106,000 after buying an additional 13,024 shares during the period.

Gentex Corporation designs and manufactures automatic-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. The Company’s segments include Automotive Products and Other, which includes Fire Protection Products and Dimmable Aircraft Windows.

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