Headlines about Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.7666889173706 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

ST has been the subject of several analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $51.00 target price (up from $48.00) on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Barclays PLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $42.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $49.25.

Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) traded up 0.23% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $44.03. 948,132 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $44.26 and its 200-day moving average is $42.22. The stock has a market cap of $7.54 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.37 and a beta of 1.45. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a one year low of $35.10 and a one year high of $47.24.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.03. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 26.18% and a net margin of 8.91%. The business had revenue of $839.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $835.09 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.73 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 3,685 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.68, for a total transaction of $149,905.80. Following the transaction, the director now owns 12,620 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $513,381.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 45,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.47, for a total value of $2,091,150.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 137,790 shares of company stock worth $6,197,882. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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