Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST) SVP Paul Chawla Sells 9,006 Shares

Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST) SVP Paul Chawla sold 9,006 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.22, for a total value of $470,293.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

NYSE:ST traded up $1.55 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $48.51. The stock had a trading volume of 603,421 shares, compared to its average volume of 711,787. Sensata Technologies Holding PLC has a one year low of $40.78 and a one year high of $52.33. The company has a market capitalization of $7.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.29, a PEG ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.41. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $48.09 and a 200 day moving average of $47.39. The company has a quick ratio of 2.35, a current ratio of 3.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.94 by ($0.01). Sensata Technologies had a return on equity of 23.71% and a net margin of 16.16%. The firm had revenue of $883.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $898.90 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.93 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies Holding PLC will post 3.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on ST shares. SunTrust Banks set a $53.00 price target on Sensata Technologies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. ValuEngine downgraded Sensata Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Longbow Research downgraded Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $45.84 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, June 17th. Wolfe Research started coverage on Sensata Technologies in a research report on Tuesday. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $57.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Sensata Technologies from $45.00 to $44.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sensata Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $52.17.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Sensata Technologies by 40.6% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,862,505 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $83,506,000 after purchasing an additional 538,229 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Sensata Technologies by 3.5% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,542,401 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $69,111,000 after acquiring an additional 52,630 shares during the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in Sensata Technologies by 1.9% in the 1st quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 186,429 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $8,393,000 after acquiring an additional 3,490 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in Sensata Technologies by 13.4% in the 1st quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 370,057 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $16,660,000 after acquiring an additional 43,687 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV raised its stake in Sensata Technologies by 1.6% in the 1st quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 14,113 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $635,000 after acquiring an additional 227 shares during the last quarter. 91.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Sensata Technologies Company Profile

Sensata Technologies Holding plc, through its subsidiary, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., develops, manufactures, and sells a range of sensors and controls in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions. The Performance Sensing segment develops and manufactures pressure sensors, speed and position sensors, and temperature sensors.

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