Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $45.71.

Several brokerages have weighed in on ST. Zacks Investment Research cut Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 21st. TheStreet cut Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 31st. RBC Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $40.00 to $46.00 in a report on Monday, January 9th.

In other Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. news, EVP Steven Beringhause sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.03, for a total value of $2,051,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 115,477 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,738,021.31. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Coronation Fund Managers Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. during the third quarter worth $15,049,000. Martin Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 12.9% in the third quarter. Martin Investment Management LLC now owns 214,010 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,299,000 after buying an additional 24,520 shares during the period. Stevens Capital Management LP boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 44.6% in the third quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP now owns 121,699 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,719,000 after buying an additional 37,527 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 4.2% in the third quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 275,178 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,672,000 after buying an additional 11,000 shares during the period. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 5.0% in the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 2,689,154 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,286,000 after buying an additional 129,157 shares during the period.

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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) traded down 0.14% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $41.41. The company had a trading volume of 515,535 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $7.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.07 and a beta of 1.37. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a 1-year low of $32.07 and a 1-year high of $43.68. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $41.35 and a 200 day moving average of $38.90.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $788.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $785.92 million. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 27.11% and a net margin of 8.20%. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.’s quarterly revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.66 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.15 EPS for the current year.

About Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.

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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