Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Cowen and Company in a note issued to investors on Sunday. They currently have a $45.00 price objective on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock. Cowen and Company’s price target would indicate a potential downside of 4.62% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Citigroup Inc. increased their price objective on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Friday, July 14th. Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Friday, July 7th. BidaskClub cut Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.00.

Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (ST) opened at 47.18 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $46.45 and its 200-day moving average price is $44.23. The firm has a market cap of $8.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.25 and a beta of 1.45. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a 12-month low of $35.10 and a 12-month high of $47.26.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.03. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 26.18% and a net margin of 8.91%. The firm had revenue of $839.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $835.09 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.73 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. news, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 40,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.85, for a total value of $1,794,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 134,105 shares of company stock worth $6,047,976. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. QCM Cayman Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. QCM Cayman Ltd. now owns 5,210 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $223,000 after acquiring an additional 74 shares in the last quarter. Huntington National Bank raised its holdings in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,885 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $123,000 after acquiring an additional 164 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 15.1% in the 1st quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 4,950 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $216,000 after acquiring an additional 650 shares in the last quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 11.4% in the 2nd quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 9,113 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $389,000 after acquiring an additional 931 shares in the last quarter. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 6.1% during the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 16,940 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $740,000 after purchasing an additional 976 shares during the last quarter.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. Company Profile

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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