Alliancebernstein L.P. reduced its position in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) by 2.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 104,194 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 2,833 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned 0.06% of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. worth $4,451,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Huntington National Bank grew its position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,885 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 164 shares during the last quarter. Tredje AP fonden raised its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 174.7% during the 2nd quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 4,780 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $204,000 after acquiring an additional 3,040 shares in the last quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK bought a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $206,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $216,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 23.8% during the 1st quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 6,298 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $275,000 after acquiring an additional 1,209 shares in the last quarter.

In related news, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.87, for a total transaction of $1,754,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders have sold a total of 134,105 shares of company stock worth $6,047,976 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Citigroup Inc. raised their target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $49.38.

Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (ST) opened at 48.42 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $47.30 and its 200 day moving average is $47.30. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a 52-week low of $35.10 and a 52-week high of $48.80. The stock has a market cap of $8.29 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.99 and a beta of 1.47.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.03. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 26.18% and a net margin of 8.91%. The business had revenue of $839.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $835.09 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.73 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. Profile

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.

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

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