Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (ST) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.6258811222851 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on ST. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. BidaskClub downgraded Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $42.00 price objective on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Citigroup Inc. upped their price objective 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. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. upped their price objective 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. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $49.00.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (ST) traded up 0.19% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $46.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 515,876 shares. The firm has a market cap of $7.95 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.81 and a beta of 1.45. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $46.03 and its 200 day moving average price is $42.74. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a 12 month low of $35.10 and a 12 month high of $46.59.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $839.90 million for 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 company’s revenue was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.73 EPS. Analysts expect that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.17 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 40,000 shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. stock in a transaction on Friday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.87, for a total transaction of $1,754,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders have sold a total of 134,105 shares of company stock worth $6,047,976 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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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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