Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) shares gapped up before the market opened 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 changing hands.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on ST shares. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Citigroup Inc. boosted their target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV from $38.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reduced their target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV from $40.00 to $38.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Sensata Technologies Holding NV currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $45.73.

The firm has a market capitalization 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.01. The firm earned $827.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $823.41 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.73 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Sensata Technologies Holding NV will post $2.88 EPS for the current year.

Other large investors recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of 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 worth $530,027,000 after buying an additional 393,187 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its stake 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 worth $40,252,000 after buying an additional 107,641 shares during the last quarter. Airain ltd bought a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV during the fourth quarter worth about $2,843,000. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV during the fourth quarter worth about $1,335,000. Finally, Andra AP fonden boosted its stake 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 worth $1,313,000 after buying an additional 8,200 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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