Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) by 4.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 13,794,761 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 545,783 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 8.06% of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. worth $589,311,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ST. Huntington National Bank increased its position in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,885 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $123,000 after acquiring an additional 164 shares during the period. Financial Counselors Inc. raised its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 11.4% during the 2nd quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 9,113 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $389,000 after acquiring an additional 931 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 6.1% during the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 16,940 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $740,000 after acquiring an additional 976 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 23.8% during the 1st quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 6,298 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $275,000 after acquiring an additional 1,209 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Highland Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 8.7% during the 2nd quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 16,391 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $700,000 after acquiring an additional 1,310 shares during the last quarter.

ST has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Cowen and Company reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up previously from $46.00) on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. upped their price target on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from $48.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target (up previously from $48.00) on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $49.38.

In other news, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 40,000 shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.85, for a total transaction of $1,794,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders sold 134,105 shares of company stock worth $6,047,976 in the last 90 days. 1.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE ST) opened at 48.07 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $46.73 and its 200 day moving average price is $46.73. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a 52-week low of $35.10 and a 52-week high of $48.52. The firm has a market cap of $8.23 billion, a PE ratio of 28.78 and a beta of 1.47.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.03. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. had a net margin of 8.91% and a return on equity of 26.18%. The firm had revenue of $839.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $835.09 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.73 EPS. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.’s revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.17 earnings per share for the current year.

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.

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

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