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Aegis Financial Has Lowered Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (USAP) Stake by $1.33 Million; Shares Rose; Foyston Gordon & Payne Holds Holding in Gentex Corp. (GNTX)

Aegis Financial Corp decreased its stake in Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. (USAP) by 45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aegis Financial Corp sold 66,674 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.73% with the market. The institutional investor held 81,496 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.70M, down from 148,170 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aegis Financial Corp who had been investing in Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $165.24 million market cap company. The ETF increased 1.15% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $22.86. About 25,858 shares traded or 79.79% up from the average. Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I (NASDAQ:USAP) has risen 53.02% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.32% the S&P500.

Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc increased its stake in Gentex Corp. (GNTX) by 61.7% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc bought 231,045 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.68% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 605,501 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.99M, up from 374,456 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc who had been investing in Gentex Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.53 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.50% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $23. About 2.48M shares traded or 30.56% up from the average. Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) has risen 19.63% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.93% the S&P500.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $4.39 million activity. BAUER FRED also sold $4.15M worth of Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) shares. On Wednesday, September 27 the insider Nash Kevin C sold $85,094.

Among 7 analysts covering Gentex Corp (NASDAQ:GNTX), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Gentex Corp had 17 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum to “Hold” on Monday, July 24. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, October 21. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, July 19. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 2 by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 12 with “Buy”. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, January 27. As per Monday, December 19, the company rating was initiated by Susquehanna. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by FBR Capital.

Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc, which manages about $12.34 billion and $576.12 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in British American Tobacco Plc (NYSEMKT:BTI) by 11,883 shares to 81,945 shares, valued at $5.12M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) by 18,992 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 58,276 shares, and cut its stake in Johnson Controls International Plc.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.32, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 35 investors sold GNTX shares while 109 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 224.48 million shares or 0.88% less from 226.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Co holds 503,834 shares. Reliance Company Of Delaware holds 11,778 shares. Bright Rock Capital Limited Liability Co reported 0.41% stake. Principal Fincl Inc invested in 1.22 million shares. Amalgamated National Bank stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX). Country Bankshares holds 1.21% in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) or 1.35M shares. Advisory Net Limited Liability Corp accumulated 19,543 shares. Hartline Investment Corporation has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX). 99,026 were reported by Hancock Hldg Co. Cibc Asset holds 0% in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) or 13,173 shares. Fifth Third Bankshares has 33,930 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Wedge Cap Management L Ltd Partnership Nc invested in 0.19% or 1.03M shares. Royal Bancshares Of Canada invested in 234,565 shares or 0% of the stock. Ls Investment Advsrs Ltd Com invested in 25,972 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Limited Company reported 0.02% stake.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.41 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.44 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 4 investors sold USAP shares while 13 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 17 raised stakes. 5.70 million shares or 1.40% more from 5.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tower Rech Capital Ltd Liability Corporation (Trc) has invested 0% of its portfolio in Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I (NASDAQ:USAP). Ameriprise Fincl Incorporated accumulated 397,316 shares. Northern Tru Corporation, a Illinois-based fund reported 64,395 shares. Putnam Investments Ltd Co holds 0% or 25,000 shares in its portfolio. Pennant Capital Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.58% in Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I (NASDAQ:USAP). Smith Moore &, Missouri-based fund reported 12,000 shares. Minerva Ltd Liability has invested 4.29% of its portfolio in Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I (NASDAQ:USAP). 5,799 were reported by Panagora Asset Mgmt. Jpmorgan Chase And Com holds 7,500 shares. Acadian Asset Mngmt Limited Co reported 47,370 shares. First Manhattan holds 0% in Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I (NASDAQ:USAP) or 4,105 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur Co The owns 0% invested in Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I (NASDAQ:USAP) for 58 shares. Sei Invests has 0% invested in Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I (NASDAQ:USAP). Walthausen & Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.05% in Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I (NASDAQ:USAP). Macquarie Limited invested 0% in Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I (NASDAQ:USAP).

Among 3 analysts covering Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (NASDAQ:USAP), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Universal Stainless & Alloy Products had 5 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, August 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. CL King upgraded the shares of USAP in report on Wednesday, January 25 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, November 16. The stock of Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I (NASDAQ:USAP) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, January 11, the company rating was initiated by Rosenblatt.

Analysts await Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I (NASDAQ:USAP) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.12 EPS, up 154.55% or $0.34 from last year’s $-0.22 per share. USAP’s profit will be $867,391 for 47.63 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.02 actual EPS reported by Lyxor MSCI USA ETF D-EUR A/I for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 500.00% EPS growth.

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