Sensata Technologies (ST) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sensata Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.3835056259624 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on ST. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $58.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Friday. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on Sensata Technologies from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Sensata Technologies from $48.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Citigroup lifted their target price on shares of Sensata Technologies from $49.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.92.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE ST) traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $52.40. 891,010 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,591,333. The stock has a market cap of $8,934.82, a PE ratio of 29.44, a P/E/G ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 2.76 and a quick ratio of 2.04. Sensata Technologies has a 12-month low of $38.71 and a 12-month high of $53.30.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $819.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $803.14 million. Sensata Technologies had a net margin of 9.39% and a return on equity of 25.75%. Sensata Technologies’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.74 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies will post 3.17 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Paul B. Edgerley acquired 200,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $47.47 per share, with a total value of $9,494,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Steven Beringhause sold 7,588 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.18, for a total transaction of $388,353.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 87,588 shares of company stock valued at $4,258,599 over the last ninety days. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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