Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

According to Zacks, “Sensata Technologies B.V., through its subsidiaries, is a supplier of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. The Company produces a range of sensors and controls for mission critical applications, such as thermal circuit breakers in aircraft, pressure sensors in automotive systems, and bimetal current and temperature control devices in electric motors. Sensata’s products include pressure sensors, force sensors, position sensors, motor protectors, and thermal and magnetic-hydraulic circuit breakers and switches. It develops solutions for specific customer requirements or applications across automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications. Sensata Technologies B.V. is based in Almelo, the Netherlands. “

ST has been the subject of several other reports. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 25th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. upped their target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV from $38.00 to $45.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.20.

Analyst Recommendations for Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST)

Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) opened at 36.67 on Thursday. Sensata Technologies Holding NV has a 52 week low of $29.92 and a 52 week high of $46.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.15 and a beta of 1.37. The company’s 50-day moving average is $37.38 and its 200 day moving average is $37.02.

Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.01. Sensata Technologies Holding NV had a net margin of 13.19% and a return on equity of 27.16%. The company earned $789.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $156 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.72 earnings per share. Sensata Technologies Holding NV’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies Holding NV will post $2.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Sensata Technologies Holding NV news, Director Michael J. Jacobson sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.71, for a total transaction of $270,970.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of ST. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV by 7.6% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,451,387 shares of the company’s stock worth $56,373,000 after buying an additional 103,116 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV by 3.8% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 910,826 shares of the company’s stock worth $35,352,000 after buying an additional 33,477 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV by 12.8% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 89,846 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,490,000 after buying an additional 10,186 shares during the period. Springbok Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV during the first quarter worth $606,000. Finally, A.R.T. Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV during the first quarter worth $2,389,000. 97.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Sensata Technologies Holding NV

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. is a global 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. The Company produces a range of sensors and controls for applications, such as thermal circuit breakers in aircraft, pressure sensors in automotive systems, and bimetal current and temperature control devices in electric motors.

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