Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) by 1.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,825,610 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 41,071 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned 1.65% of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. worth $120,710,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Huntington National Bank increased its position in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 37.2% in the first quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,721 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 738 shares during the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. increased its position in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 4.2% in the first quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 4,557 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $186,000 after buying an additional 185 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC acquired a new position in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. during the first quarter worth about $204,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its position in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 0.6% in the first quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 25,513 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,114,000 after buying an additional 146 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its position in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 16.7% in the first quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 8,099 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $354,000 after buying an additional 1,160 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE ST) opened at 45.12 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $7.73 billion, a PE ratio of 27.02 and a beta of 1.45. The company has a 50 day moving average of $44.63 and a 200-day moving average of $42.45. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a 12-month low of $35.10 and a 12-month high of $47.24.

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

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ST has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research report on Friday, July 7th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up from $46.00) on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. raised their price target on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from $48.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $49.00.

In related news, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 40,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.87, for a total transaction of $1,754,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 134,105 shares of company stock worth $6,047,976. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST)

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