Headlines about Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sensata Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.2994967572453 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Sensata Technologies (ST) traded up $0.96 on Wednesday, reaching $55.39. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,320,205 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,421,809. The company has a current ratio of 2.76, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49. The stock has a market cap of $9,440.00, a P/E ratio of 31.12, a PEG ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 1.47. Sensata Technologies has a 12-month low of $38.71 and a 12-month high of $55.90.

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

Several research firms have recently weighed in on ST. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a report on Friday, December 15th. Cowen reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Sensata Technologies in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price (up from $55.00) on shares of Sensata Technologies in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $60.00 price objective on Sensata Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.00.

In other news, COO Jeffrey J. Cote sold 26,689 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.05, for a total transaction of $1,282,406.45. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Paul B. Edgerley bought 200,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were 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. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 87,588 shares of company stock valued at $4,258,599. 1.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Sensata Technologies 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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