Press coverage about Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sensata Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.4080127078053 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) traded up $0.81 on Friday, reaching $54.16. The company had a trading volume of 1,030,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,300,000. Sensata Technologies has a twelve month low of $38.71 and a twelve month high of $54.21. The company has a current ratio of 2.76, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49. The company has a market cap of $9,280.00, a PE ratio of 30.43, a PEG ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.47.
Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.01. Sensata Technologies had a return on equity of 25.75% and a net margin of 9.39%. The business had revenue of $819.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $803.14 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.74 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Sensata Technologies will post 3.17 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on ST. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sensata Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on Sensata Technologies from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Sensata Technologies from $48.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Sensata Technologies presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $55.00.
In other Sensata Technologies news, EVP Jeffrey J. Cote sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.38, for a total transaction of $1,935,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Steven Beringhause sold 7,588 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.18, for a total value of $388,353.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 87,588 shares of company stock worth $4,258,599. 1.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Sensata Technologies Company Profile
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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