Sentry Investments Corp. boosted its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) by 15.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,269,400 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 169,000 shares during the period. Sentry Investments Corp. owned about 0.74% of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. worth $54,229,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 4.1% in the first quarter. Henderson Group PLC now owns 25,556 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $1,116,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. GCA Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 37.4% in the first quarter. GCA Investment Management LLC now owns 500,652 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $21,863,000 after buying an additional 136,300 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 15.1% in the first quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 4,950 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $216,000 after buying an additional 650 shares in the last quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. during the first quarter valued at $882,000. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 19.7% in the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 70,261 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $3,068,000 after buying an additional 11,543 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) traded up 0.68% during trading on Thursday, reaching $44.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 330,443 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $44.62 and its 200 day moving average price is $42.35. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a 1-year low of $35.10 and a 1-year high of $47.24. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.68 and a beta of 1.45.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.03. The company 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 for the quarter was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.73 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.17 EPS for the current year.

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Several brokerages recently weighed in on ST. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. boosted their price objective on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from $48.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective (up from $46.00) on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective (up from $48.00) on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, 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. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $49.00.

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 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 directly owns 12,620 shares in the company, valued at approximately $513,381.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders sold a total of 137,790 shares of company stock valued at $6,197,882 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

About Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.

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.

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

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