Hsbc Holdings PLC raised its holdings in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST) by 27.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 11,962 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 2,560 shares during the period. Hsbc Holdings PLC’s holdings in Sensata Technologies were worth $536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 0.8% during the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 34,469 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $1,545,000 after buying an additional 285 shares during the period. Saturna Capital CORP boosted its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 1.5% during the fourth quarter. Saturna Capital CORP now owns 20,260 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $908,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. OLD National Bancorp IN boosted its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 1.5% during the fourth quarter. OLD National Bancorp IN now owns 21,506 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $964,000 after buying an additional 310 shares during the period. ETF Managers Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 15.7% during the fourth quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC now owns 2,514 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $113,000 after acquiring an additional 342 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV raised its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 4.1% during the fourth quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 13,886 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $623,000 after acquiring an additional 543 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.82% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on ST. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sensata Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Sensata Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 20th. Jefferies Financial Group lifted their price target on shares of Sensata Technologies from $59.00 to $62.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 18th. SunTrust Banks lifted their price target on shares of Sensata Technologies to $54.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 7th. Finally, Barclays set a $51.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $55.00.

In related news, CEO Martha N. Sullivan sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.65, for a total value of $2,332,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Steven Beringhause sold 60,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.96, for a total transaction of $3,057,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 165,000 shares of company stock valued at $8,073,600 in the last three months. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Sensata Technologies stock opened at $44.86 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $7.85 billion, a PE ratio of 12.29, a P/E/G ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 1.31. Sensata Technologies Holding PLC has a fifty-two week low of $40.78 and a fifty-two week high of $56.28. The company has a quick ratio of 2.23, a current ratio of 3.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.99 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $847.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $866.27 million. Sensata Technologies had a return on equity of 24.94% and a net margin of 17.01%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.87 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Sensata Technologies Holding PLC will post 3.99 EPS for the current year.

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Sensata Technologies Company Profile

Sensata Technologies Holding plc, through its subsidiary, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., develops, manufactures, and sells a range of sensors and controls in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions. The Performance Sensing segment develops and manufactures pressure sensors, speed and position sensors, and temperature sensors.

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