Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) EVP Steven Beringhause sold 7,588 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.18, for a total value of $388,353.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) traded up $0.76 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $52.42. The company had a trading volume of 2,121,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,310,375. Sensata Technologies Holding has a 1 year low of $38.71 and a 1 year high of $52.64. The company has a quick ratio of 2.04, a current ratio of 2.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,849.17, a PE ratio of 16.72, a PEG ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 1.46.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.01. Sensata Technologies had a return on equity of 25.75% and a net margin of 9.39%. The firm had revenue of $819.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $803.14 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.74 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Sensata Technologies Holding will post 3.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on ST. Bank of America reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up from $55.00) on shares of Sensata Technologies in a report on Thursday. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a $60.00 price target on Sensata Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Sensata Technologies from $48.00 to $50.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price target (up from $57.00) on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on Sensata Technologies from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $54.42.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Taylor Cottrill Erickson & Associates Inc. lifted its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 25.8% in the third quarter. Taylor Cottrill Erickson & Associates Inc. now owns 24,275 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $1,167,000 after buying an additional 4,975 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank lifted its holdings in Sensata Technologies by 1.2% during the 3rd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 630,250 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $30,296,000 after purchasing an additional 7,700 shares during the last quarter. Capital Advisors Inc. OK acquired a new stake in Sensata Technologies during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $7,549,000. British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Sensata Technologies during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $15,458,000. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in Sensata Technologies during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $7,016,000.

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About Sensata Technologies

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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