Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) was down 3.8% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $37.98 and last traded at $38.05, with a volume of 1,448,194 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $39.56.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on ST shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Sensata Technologies Holding NV from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 6th. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV in a research note on Monday, April 25th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV in a research note on Wednesday, April 27th. TheStreet raised Sensata Technologies Holding NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reduced their target price on Sensata Technologies Holding NV from $40.00 to $38.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 1st. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sensata Technologies Holding NV presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $45.73.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $36.19 and its 200 day moving average is $36.21. The company has a market capitalization of $6.48 billion and a PE ratio of 16.27.

Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.01. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.73 EPS. The business earned $827.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $823.41 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies Holding NV will post $2.88 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Sensata Technologies Holding NV by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,507,306 shares of the company’s stock valued at $530,027,000 after buying an additional 393,187 shares during the period. WCM Investment Management CA raised its position in Sensata Technologies Holding NV by 7.4% in the fourth quarter. WCM Investment Management CA now owns 7,488,642 shares of the company’s stock valued at $344,926,000 after buying an additional 517,492 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in Sensata Technologies Holding NV by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 2,497,406 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,030,000 after buying an additional 62,898 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management raised its position in Sensata Technologies Holding NV by 99.5% in the third quarter. Eagle Asset Management now owns 966,484 shares of the company’s stock valued at $42,852,000 after buying an additional 481,991 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in Sensata Technologies Holding NV by 14.0% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 873,893 shares of the company’s stock valued at $40,252,000 after buying an additional 107,641 shares during the period.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. is a global 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. The Company produces a range of sensors and controls for applications, such as thermal circuit breakers in aircraft, pressure sensors in automotive systems, and bimetal current and temperature control devices in electric motors.

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.