Stifel Nicolaus Reaffirms Buy Rating for Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST)

Stifel Nicolaus reissued their buy rating on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) in a report issued on Thursday, October 26th. They currently have a $55.00 price objective on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock.

Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on ST. BidaskClub upgraded Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. boosted their target price on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from $48.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $53.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Citigroup Inc. upped their price objective on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Barclays PLC upped their price objective on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from $52.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $51.00.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE ST) traded down $0.02 during trading on Thursday, hitting $47.89. The company had a trading volume of 669,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 960,208. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 2.76 and a quick ratio of 2.04. The company has a market capitalization of $8,203.37, a PE ratio of 15.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.46. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a fifty-two week low of $36.32 and a fifty-two week high of $50.83.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last announced its quarterly earnings data 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. The firm had revenue of $819.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $803.14 million. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 25.75% and a net margin of 9.39%. The company’s revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.74 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post 3.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, COO Jeffrey J. Cote sold 26,689 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.05, for a total transaction of $1,282,406.45. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 80,000 shares of company stock worth $3,870,245. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Taylor Cottrill Erickson & Associates Inc. lifted its position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 25.8% during the 3rd quarter. Taylor Cottrill Erickson & Associates Inc. now owns 24,275 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,167,000 after buying an additional 4,975 shares during the last quarter. Capital Advisors Inc. OK bought a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. during the 2nd quarter worth $7,549,000. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. during the 2nd quarter worth $7,016,000. AXA lifted its position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 24.2% during the 2nd quarter. AXA now owns 688,333 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $29,406,000 after buying an additional 134,244 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 18.2% during the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 4,720,010 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $201,639,000 after buying an additional 725,786 shares during the last quarter.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 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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