Visa Cl A (V) Stock Rose While Gardner Russo & Gardner Has Boosted by $836,760 Its Holding; Gentex (GNTX) Shareholder Motley Fool Asset Management Trimmed Stake by $800,000

April 25, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Motley Fool Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Gentex Corp (GNTX) by 7.41% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Motley Fool Asset Management Llc sold 40,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.38% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 500,000 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.48M, down from 540,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Motley Fool Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Gentex Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.30 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.00% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $23.01. About 3.03M shares traded or 27.04% up from the average. Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) has risen 8.07% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.48% the S&P500.

Tom Russo increased its stake in Visa Inc Cl A (V) by 1.29% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gardner Russo & Gardner Llc bought 7,340 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.18% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Tom Russo held 574,391 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $65.49M, up from 567,051 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gardner Russo & Gardner Llc who had been investing in Visa Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $272.80 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.395 during the last trading session, reaching $120.875. About 5.11M shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 31.98% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.43% the S&P500.

Among 42 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Visa Inc. had 127 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 23 by Jefferies. As per Thursday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, September 12. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) rating on Thursday, February 1. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $148.0 target. The rating was downgraded by Guggenheim on Tuesday, October 25 to “Neutral”. Stephens maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Tuesday, January 9 with “Buy” rating. Susquehanna maintained the shares of V in report on Monday, January 29 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of V in report on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, October 26. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 8 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $6.56 million activity. $707,561 worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) shares were sold by MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W. Another trade for 1,712 shares valued at $205,440 was made by Biggar Lynne on Wednesday, February 14.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 55 investors sold V shares while 605 reduced holdings. 141 funds opened positions while 552 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 1.83% less from 1.64 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 10,650 are owned by Hgk Asset Mgmt Inc. Cypress Cap Ltd Liability Company (Wy) has 2,360 shares for 0.3% of their portfolio. Moreover, Cantillon Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 4.1% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Dsc Advsr Limited Partnership holds 0.48% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 7,182 shares. Freestone Cap Holdings Limited Co has invested 0.06% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Cadinha & Co Ltd Com holds 2.7% or 171,636 shares. Los Angeles Cap Mngmt And Equity Rech Incorporated reported 0.69% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Renaissance Inv Gru Limited Company stated it has 2.57% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Smith Moore & Comm has invested 0.23% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). State Of Wisconsin Investment Board reported 0.78% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Hoertkorn Richard Charles reported 0.02% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). 182,459 are owned by Hs Mgmt Ptnrs Limited Co. Pictet Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.72% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Moreover, Madison Inv has 0.96% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 495,767 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.57% or 52,592 shares in its portfolio.

Gardner Russo & Gardner Llc, which manages about $10.72B and $14.52 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL) by 2,575 shares to 8,333 shares, valued at $9.49 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Crane (NYSE:CR) by 4,380 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 128,743 shares, and cut its stake in Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX).

Motley Fool Asset Management Llc, which manages about $658.75M and $462.70M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:COO) by 2,500 shares to 38,900 shares, valued at $8.48 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jones Lang Lasalle Inc (NYSE:JLL) by 4,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 68,500 shares, and has risen its stake in Grubhub Inc.

Among 8 analysts covering Gentex Corp (NASDAQ:GNTX), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Gentex Corp had 26 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2500 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. The stock of Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 21 by FBR Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, March 14 by Susquehanna. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, November 13 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by FBR Capital. The stock of Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) earned “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum on Monday, July 24. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold” on Sunday, April 22. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, January 11. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 29 by Craig Hallum. The stock of Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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