News stories about Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sensata Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.2994967572453 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several research analysts recently commented on ST shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. SunTrust Banks cut Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $60.00 target price on Sensata Technologies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $55.00.
Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) traded up $0.96 on Wednesday, reaching $55.39. The company had a trading volume of 1,320,205 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,421,809. Sensata Technologies has a 1 year low of $38.71 and a 1 year high of $55.90. The firm has a market cap of $9,440.00, a PE ratio of 31.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 2.76 and a quick ratio of 2.04.
Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $819.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $803.14 million. Sensata Technologies had a return on equity of 25.75% and a net margin of 9.39%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.74 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies will post 3.17 EPS for the current year.
In other news, EVP Jeffrey J. Cote sold 40,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.38, for a total transaction of $1,935,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Paul B. Edgerley acquired 200,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated 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 disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 87,588 shares of company stock valued at $4,258,599. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.
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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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