Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) – SunTrust Banks lifted their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Sensata Technologies in a report issued on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks analyst W. Stein now expects that the scientific and technical instruments company will post earnings of $0.87 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.85. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Sensata Technologies’ Q2 2018 earnings at $0.93 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.90 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.88 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $3.58 EPS.

ST has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Citigroup upped their target price on shares of Sensata Technologies from $49.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Barclays upped their target price on shares of Sensata Technologies from $52.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sensata Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $54.42.

Shares of Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) traded up $0.76 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $52.42. 2,121,200 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,310,375. The company has a current ratio of 2.76, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49. Sensata Technologies has a 12-month low of $38.71 and a 12-month high of $52.64. The company has a market capitalization of $8,849.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 1.46.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.01. Sensata Technologies had a net margin of 9.39% and a return on equity of 25.75%. The firm had revenue of $819.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $803.14 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.74 earnings per share. Sensata Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis.

In other news, EVP Jeffrey J. Cote sold 40,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.38, for a total value of $1,935,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Paul B. Edgerley purchased 200,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was bought at an average price of $47.47 per share, for a total transaction of $9,494,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 80,000 shares of company stock worth $3,870,245. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Skba Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies in the 3rd quarter valued at about $201,000. Tredje AP fonden boosted its holdings in shares of Sensata Technologies by 174.7% in the 2nd quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 4,780 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $204,000 after buying an additional 3,040 shares in the last quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK bought a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies in the 2nd quarter valued at about $206,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies in the 2nd quarter valued at about $216,000. Finally, QCM Cayman Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Sensata Technologies by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. QCM Cayman Ltd. now owns 5,210 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $223,000 after buying an additional 74 shares in the last quarter.

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About Sensata Technologies

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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