Sensata Technologies Holding NV (NYSE:ST) saw strong trading volume on Thursday . 1,043,798 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 48% from the previous session’s volume of 704,459 shares.The stock last traded at $37.92 and had previously closed at $38.08.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Citigroup Inc. lifted their price target on Sensata Technologies Holding NV from $38.00 to $45.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding NV in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. TheStreet downgraded Sensata Technologies Holding NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sensata Technologies Holding NV from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. boosted their target price 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. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Sensata Technologies Holding NV has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $45.73.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $38.02 and its 200 day moving average is $36.74. The company has a market capitalization of $6.54 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.43.

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

In related news, Director Michael J. Jacobson sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.71, for a total value of $270,970.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

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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