Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (ST) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) have trended positive recently, according to Alpha One. Alpha One, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave press coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 16 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST)

Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) traded down 1.77% on Friday, hitting $42.12. 1,191,924 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $40.85 and its 200 day moving average price is $41.11. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a 12-month low of $32.07 and a 12-month high of $45.30. The stock has a market cap of $7.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.32 and a beta of 1.34.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $807.27 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $796.16 million. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. had a net margin of 8.51% and a return on equity of 26.46%. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.’s revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.66 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on ST. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Cowen and Company assumed coverage on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $45.00 price target on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.44.

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In related news, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 3,685 shares of the stock in a transaction dated 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 owns 12,620 shares in the company, valued at approximately $513,381.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 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.

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