First Republic Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) by 18.2% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 64,993 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,010 shares during the period. First Republic Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Sensata Technologies were worth $3,124,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in Sensata Technologies by 58,991.8% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 15,101,502 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $645,136,000 after purchasing an additional 15,075,946 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 68.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,293,010 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $354,278,000 after purchasing an additional 3,369,088 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 106.4% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,204,903 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $136,915,000 after purchasing an additional 1,652,112 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 18.2% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 4,720,010 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $201,639,000 after purchasing an additional 725,786 shares during the period. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 117.2% in the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 1,022,990 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $43,702,000 after purchasing an additional 551,919 shares during the period.

In other news, COO Jeffrey J. Cote sold 13,311 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.03, for a total value of $652,638.33. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Paul B. Edgerley acquired 200,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was 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. Insiders sold a total of 80,000 shares of company stock valued at $3,870,245 in the last ninety days. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Sensata Technologies in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. SunTrust Banks lowered shares of Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Barclays increased their price target on shares of Sensata Technologies from $52.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.00.

Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) traded down $0.15 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $47.90. 975,500 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,293,583. Sensata Technologies Holding has a 12 month low of $38.71 and a 12 month high of $50.83. The stock has a market cap of $8,600.00, a PE ratio of 15.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.46. The company has a quick ratio of 2.04, a current ratio of 2.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.01. Sensata Technologies had a net margin of 9.39% and a return on equity of 25.75%. The company had revenue of $819.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $803.14 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.74 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Sensata Technologies Holding will post 3.17 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Sensata Technologies

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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