Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) by 17.8% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 35,264 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 5,323 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. were worth $1,506,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 3,675.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,923,922 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $215,028,000 after buying an additional 4,793,488 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 330.2% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,105,665 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $222,964,000 after buying an additional 3,918,865 shares during the last quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 11.5% in the first quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 14,946,932 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $652,725,000 after buying an additional 1,540,719 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 427.1% in the first quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 1,503,725 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $65,668,000 after buying an additional 1,218,436 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Clearbridge Investments LLC increased its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 179.3% in the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,119,224 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $48,877,000 after buying an additional 718,533 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE ST) opened at 44.03 on Friday. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a 52 week low of $35.10 and a 52 week high of $47.24. The company has a market cap of $7.54 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.37 and a beta of 1.45. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $44.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $42.22.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 company had revenue of $839.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $835.09 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.73 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several brokerages recently weighed in on ST. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. increased 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. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a $50.00 target price (up previously from $46.00) on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 target price (up previously from $48.00) on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. BMO Capital Markets set a $42.00 target price on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. increased their target price on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $49.25.

In other news, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 3,685 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.68, for a total transaction of $149,905.80. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 12,620 shares in the company, valued at $513,381.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 137,790 shares of company stock valued at $6,197,882. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST)

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