Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) in a research report released on Wednesday morning. They currently have a $51.00 target price on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, up from their prior target price of $48.00.

Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Barclays PLC restated an overweight rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Friday, July 7th. BidaskClub cut shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $49.25.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE ST) opened at 44.93 on Wednesday. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a 12 month low of $35.10 and a 12 month high of $47.24. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $43.54 and its 200 day moving average price is $41.98. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.90 and a beta of 1.45.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $839.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $835.09 million. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. had a net margin of 8.91% and a return on equity of 26.18%. The business’s revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.73 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.16 EPS for the current year.

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In related news, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 3,685 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.68, for a total value of $149,905.80. Following the completion of 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 document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 40,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.87, for a total transaction of $1,754,800.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 137,790 shares of company stock valued at $6,197,882 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ST. Huntington National Bank raised its position in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 37.2% in the first quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,721 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 738 shares in the last quarter. Ledyard National Bank increased its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 21.1% in the first quarter. Ledyard National Bank now owns 4,300 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $188,000 after buying an additional 750 shares during the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. increased its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 4.2% in the first quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 4,557 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $186,000 after buying an additional 185 shares during the last quarter. Everett Harris & Co. CA bought a new stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. during the first quarter worth about $201,000. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC bought a new stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. during the first quarter worth about $204,000.

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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