Gentex (GNTX) Shareholder Brandywine Global Investment Management Has Boosted Position; Waverton Investment Management LTD Has Upped Holding in Honeywell International Com Us$1.00 (HON) as Stock Value Rose

February 17, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Gentex Corp (GNTX) by 1.37% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc bought 16,065 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.68% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.19M shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $23.53M, up from 1.17M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Gentex Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.48 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $22.83. About 1.37M shares traded. Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) has risen 19.63% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.93% the S&P500.

Waverton Investment Management Ltd increased its stake in Honeywell International Inc Com Us$1.00 (HON) by 14.64% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waverton Investment Management Ltd bought 64,017 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.49% with the market. The institutional investor held 501,173 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $71.04 million, up from 437,156 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waverton Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Honeywell International Inc Com Us$1.00 for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $115.83 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $154.03. About 2.80 million shares traded. Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has risen 17.66% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.96% the S&P500.

Waverton Investment Management Ltd, which manages about $8.07B and $1.61 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Ads Rep 5 Ord Tw$10 (NYSE:TSM) by 37,636 shares to 50,310 shares, valued at $1.89M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Berkshire Hathaway ‘B’ Com Us$0.1667 (BRKB) by 13,547 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 333,802 shares, and cut its stake in Apple Inc Com (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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 91 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 19. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. Robert W. Baird initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $135 target in Thursday, October 6 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, December 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, August 16 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $163.0 target in Wednesday, December 13 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 25 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Sunday, January 28 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 25 by Citigroup.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $798,211 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.18, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 42 investors sold HON shares while 453 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 465 raised stakes. 562.75 million shares or 0.04% less from 562.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Atria Invests Lc accumulated 0.11% or 14,264 shares. 1,807 are held by Bath Savings. Adirondack Tru owns 0.08% invested in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) for 720 shares. Princeton Port Strategies Gp Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.69% of its portfolio in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). Baxter Bros Inc has 1.05% invested in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). Btc Cap Management owns 66,013 shares. Lincoln National has invested 0.02% in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). Sequoia Financial Ltd Llc stated it has 3,709 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Buckingham Cap Management has invested 0.77% in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). Prelude Management Limited Co holds 3,663 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Tru Company Of Toledo Na Oh owns 13,510 shares for 0.49% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer And Inc has 153,166 shares for 0.58% of their portfolio. Dt Inv Prns Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.08% or 3,174 shares in its portfolio. Argent holds 0.23% or 4,091 shares. Moreover, Bollard Gru Limited Liability has 0.26% invested in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) for 34,334 shares.

Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc, which manages about $52.46B and $15.78 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Echostar Corp (NASDAQ:SATS) by 15,300 shares to 135,497 shares, valued at $7.76M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI) by 24,962 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 219,349 shares, and cut its stake in Harley Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG).

Among 7 analysts covering Gentex Corp (NASDAQ:GNTX), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Gentex Corp had 19 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 23 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 23. As per Wednesday, July 19, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 2 by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Hold” on Monday, January 29. Susquehanna initiated Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) rating on Monday, December 19. Susquehanna has “Neutral” rating and $21 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum on Monday, July 24. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, January 27. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 23 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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