Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.87, for a total value of $1,754,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) traded up 0.61% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $44.39. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,024,930 shares. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a 52-week low of $35.10 and a 52-week high of $45.30. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $41.35 and a 200 day moving average of $41.34. The firm has a market cap of $7.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.74 and a beta of 1.45.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.03. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 26.46% and a net margin of 8.51%. The firm had revenue of $807.27 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $796.16 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.66 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 3,675.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,923,922 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $215,028,000 after buying an additional 4,793,488 shares during the period. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 330.2% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,105,665 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $222,964,000 after buying an additional 3,918,865 shares during the period. Janus Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 11.5% in the first quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 14,946,932 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $652,725,000 after buying an additional 1,540,719 shares during the period. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. during the fourth quarter worth approximately $51,928,000. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 427.1% in the first quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 1,503,725 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $65,668,000 after buying an additional 1,218,436 shares during the period.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on ST shares. Cowen and Company started coverage on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research report on Tuesday, March 21st. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $45.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Barclays PLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.44.

About Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. is an industrial technology company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of sensors and controls. The Company operates through two segments: Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions. It produces a range of sensors and controls for applications, such as pressure sensors in automotive systems, thermal circuit breakers in aircraft, and bimetal current and temperature control devices.

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