Wall Street brokerages predict that Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) will announce earnings of $0.85 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have provided estimates for Sensata Technologies’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.84 and the highest is $0.86. Sensata Technologies posted earnings per share of $0.76 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 11.8%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, February 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Sensata Technologies will report full-year earnings of $3.17 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.16 to $3.18. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $3.55 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.35 to $3.63. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Sensata Technologies.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 business had revenue of $819.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $803.14 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.74 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis.

Several research analysts have weighed in on ST shares. Citigroup lifted their target price on Sensata Technologies from $49.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on Sensata Technologies from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $60.00 target price on Sensata Technologies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a report on Friday, December 15th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $54.83.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) opened at $51.48 on Thursday. Sensata Technologies has a 12-month low of $38.71 and a 12-month high of $53.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 2.76 and a quick ratio of 2.04. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,828.62, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.92, a PEG ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 1.47.

In other Sensata Technologies news, EVP Steven Beringhause sold 7,588 shares of Sensata Technologies 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 accessible through this link. Also, COO Jeffrey J. Cote sold 13,311 shares of Sensata Technologies stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.03, for a total value of $652,638.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 87,588 shares of company stock worth $4,258,599. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ST. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 36.6% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 648,991 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $27,725,000 after purchasing an additional 173,769 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 97.3% in the second quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 12,429 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $531,000 after acquiring an additional 6,131 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 119.8% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 631,375 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $26,972,000 after acquiring an additional 344,185 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank acquired a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies in the second quarter valued at about $315,000. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 20.7% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 18,855 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $805,000 after acquiring an additional 3,234 shares during the last quarter.

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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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