Victory Capital Management Inc. lessened its position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) by 12.0% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 625,672 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 85,696 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Sensata Technologies were worth $31,978,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Skba Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Sensata Technologies during the third quarter valued at $201,000. BB&T Corp acquired a new stake in Sensata Technologies during the fourth quarter valued at $215,000. Saturna Capital CORP acquired a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies in the third quarter valued at about $249,000. BT Investment Management Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies in the third quarter valued at about $264,000. Finally, AHL Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies in the second quarter valued at about $298,000.

Sensata Technologies Holding (ST) opened at $51.26 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 2.94 and a quick ratio of 2.23. The firm has a market cap of $8,740.28, a PE ratio of 21.63, a PEG ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.52. Sensata Technologies Holding has a 52 week low of $38.71 and a 52 week high of $57.40.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $840.53 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $822.31 million. Sensata Technologies had a net margin of 12.35% and a return on equity of 25.40%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.76 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies Holding will post 3.65 EPS for the current year.

In other news, EVP Steven Beringhause sold 3,720 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.85, for a total value of $204,042.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Paul B. Edgerley purchased 200,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $47.47 per share, for a total transaction of $9,494,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

ST has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $63.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, SunTrust Banks lowered shares of Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $57.00.

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Sensata Technologies 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST)

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