Scharf Investments Lifted By $569,664 Its Gentex (GNTX) Stake; Honeywell International (HON) Shorts Down By 17.05%

November 14, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Scharf Investments Llc increased Gentex Corp (GNTX) stake by 0.52% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Scharf Investments Llc acquired 31,648 shares as Gentex Corp (GNTX)’s stock declined 8.68%. The Scharf Investments Llc holds 6.08M shares with $115.33 million value, up from 6.05M last quarter. Gentex Corp now has $5.32 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.08% or $0.02 reaching $18.75 per share. About 793,540 shares traded. Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) has risen 19.63% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.93% the S&P500.

Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) had a decrease of 17.05% in short interest. HON’s SI was 8.13 million shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 17.05% from 9.80 million shares previously. With 2.45 million avg volume, 3 days are for Honeywell International (NYSE:HON)’s short sellers to cover HON’s short positions. The SI to Honeywell International’s float is 1.07%. About 1.39 million shares traded. Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has risen 17.66% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.96% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Gentex Corp (NASDAQ:GNTX), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Gentex Corp had 13 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, October 21. On Monday, December 19 the stock rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Neutral”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Craig Hallum. FBR Capital maintained the shares of GNTX in report on Wednesday, July 19 with “Buy” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of GNTX in report on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird downgraded the shares of GNTX in report on Wednesday, January 27 to “Neutral” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 12 report. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 24 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) on Friday, October 20 with “Buy” rating.

Scharf Investments Llc decreased American Intl Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) stake by 83,514 shares to 2.97M valued at $185.85M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) stake by 215,309 shares and now owns 1.21M shares. Willis Towers Watson Pub Ltd was reduced too.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $192,155 activity. MULDER JOHN A sold $192,155 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.07, from 0.85 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 42 investors sold GNTX shares while 139 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 226.47 million shares or 2.40% less from 232.03 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Systematic Fincl Limited Partnership reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX). 293,788 are held by Great Lakes Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation. Welch Cap Partners Llc Ny holds 1.99% of its portfolio in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) for 316,937 shares. 298,385 are owned by Thomas Story And Son Ltd Liability Corporation. Sei Investments holds 5,265 shares. Sterling Lc holds 4.51M shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co has invested 0% of its portfolio in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX). Mutual Of America Cap Management Limited stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX). Busey Tru holds 0.47% or 181,664 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance has 278,333 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Shell Asset reported 0.03% in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX). Messner And Smith Theme Value Invest Mgmt Limited Ca holds 2.1% in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) or 63,643 shares. Mirae Asset Global Investments Ltd owns 724,124 shares or 0.24% of their US portfolio. Amp Invsts Ltd has invested 0.02% in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX). Lpl Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) for 135,428 shares.

Honeywell International Inc. is a technology and manufacturing company. The company has market cap of $112.39 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: Aerospace, Home and Building Technologies, Performance Materials and Technologies, and Safety and Productivity Solutions. It has a 22.36 P/E ratio. The Company’s Aerospace segment supplies products, software and services for aircraft and vehicles that it sells to original equipment manufacturers and other customers.

Since May 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $16.46 million activity. The insider SHEARES BRADLEY T sold $451,765. Adams Katherine L. had sold 116,021 shares worth $15.28 million. Mak Jennifer H also sold $726,659 worth of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.08, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 58 investors sold Honeywell International Inc. shares while 492 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 426 raised stakes. 562.97 million shares or 0.95% less from 568.40 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rothschild Investment Il has invested 1.02% in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). Mutual Of Omaha Fincl Bank Wealth Management stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). Manchester Capital Limited Co reported 4,698 shares. Franklin Street Advisors Nc has 71,176 shares for 1.62% of their portfolio. Roundview Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 11,033 shares or 0.43% of the stock. Jones Companies Lllp invested in 42,574 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Edgar Lomax Va stated it has 1.13% in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). Bailard Inc stated it has 0.06% in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). Hartford Financial Mgmt Inc holds 19,446 shares or 1.16% of its portfolio. Shine Investment Advisory Service reported 734 shares. Santa Barbara Asset Limited Liability Co stated it has 2.66% in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). 6,367 were accumulated by North Star Mngmt. Parametric Port Limited Liability Corp has 1.71 million shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Howard Cap Mngmt holds 0.16% or 7,535 shares in its portfolio. Tradewinds Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 13,152 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Honeywell International Inc. had 76 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Citigroup. The stock of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) earned “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, October 23. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 19 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies. As per Thursday, December 17, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The stock of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, October 9. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 28 by Vetr. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 6. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 8 by Cowen & Co.

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