Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) gapped up prior to trading on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $37.26, but opened at $37.51. Sensata Technologies Holding NV shares last traded at $37.98, with a volume of 397,891 shares trading hands.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Sensata Technologies Holding NV from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. boosted their price objective on Sensata Technologies Holding NV from $45.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on Sensata Technologies Holding NV from $38.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $38.00 price objective on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Sensata Technologies Holding NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 25th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Sensata Technologies Holding NV has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.73.

The company has a market cap of $6.48 billion and a PE ratio of 16.28. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $36.39 and its 200-day moving average is $36.21.

Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $827.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $823.41 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.73 EPS. Sensata Technologies Holding NV’s revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Sensata Technologies Holding NV will post $2.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have modified their holdings of ST. US Bancorp DE raised its position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV by 6.1% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 22,960 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,057,000 after buying an additional 1,317 shares during the last quarter. Andra AP fonden raised its position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV by 40.4% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 28,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,313,000 after buying an additional 8,200 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,335,000. Airain ltd acquired a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV during the fourth quarter valued at about $2,843,000. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of 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 last quarter.

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.

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