Legal & General Group Plc raised its holdings in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) by 2.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 763,990 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,489 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc owned approximately 0.45% of Sensata Technologies worth $36,724,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 12.7% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 71,485 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $3,122,000 after buying an additional 8,077 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 17.8% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 35,264 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,506,000 after buying an additional 5,323 shares during the last quarter. NGAM Advisors L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 18.7% in the 2nd quarter. NGAM Advisors L.P. now owns 53,375 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $2,280,000 after buying an additional 8,396 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc purchased a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies in the 2nd quarter worth $298,000. Finally, Sei Investments Co. boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 12.1% in the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 54,236 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $2,317,000 after buying an additional 5,846 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (ST) traded up $0.22 during trading on Friday, reaching $47.69. The company had a trading volume of 805,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,295,278. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a one year low of $38.71 and a one year high of $50.83. The company has a market cap of $8,131.44, a PE ratio of 15.36, a P/E/G ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 1.46. The company has a current ratio of 2.76, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ 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 company had revenue of $819.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $803.14 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.74 EPS. Sensata Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post 3.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on ST. Citigroup raised their price target on Sensata Technologies from $49.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Sensata Technologies in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $53.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Sensata Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.00.

In other Sensata Technologies news, Director Paul B. Edgerley purchased 200,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $47.47 per share, with a total value of $9,494,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, COO Jeffrey J. Cote sold 13,311 shares of the firm’s 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 ninety days, insiders sold 80,000 shares of company stock worth $3,870,245. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Sensata Technologies Company 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.

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