Equities research analysts forecast that Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.85 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Sensata Technologies’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.84 and the highest is $0.86. Sensata Technologies posted earnings per share of $0.76 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 11.8%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Sensata Technologies will report full-year earnings of $3.17 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.16 to $3.18. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $3.55 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.35 to $3.63. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that follow Sensata Technologies.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last released 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. The company had revenue of $819.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $803.14 million. Sensata Technologies had a return on equity of 25.75% and a net margin of 9.39%. Sensata Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.74 EPS.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the company. Citigroup boosted their target price on Sensata Technologies from $49.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price 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. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $60.00 target price on Sensata Technologies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $54.92.

In other news, COO Jeffrey J. Cote sold 13,311 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.03, for a total transaction of $652,638.33. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Steven Beringhause sold 7,588 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were 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. Insiders sold 87,588 shares of company stock valued at $4,258,599 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of ST. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 58,991.8% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 15,101,502 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $645,136,000 after buying an additional 15,075,946 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 68.4% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,293,010 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $354,278,000 after buying an additional 3,369,088 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 106.4% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,204,903 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $136,915,000 after buying an additional 1,652,112 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 18.2% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 4,720,010 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $201,639,000 after buying an additional 725,786 shares during the period. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 117.2% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 1,022,990 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $43,702,000 after buying an additional 551,919 shares during the period.

Sensata Technologies (ST) traded up $0.38 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $52.16. The company had a trading volume of 2,182,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,155,081. The company has a market cap of $8,934.80, a P/E ratio of 16.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.47. Sensata Technologies has a one year low of $38.71 and a one year high of $53.30. The company has a quick ratio of 2.04, a current ratio of 2.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49.

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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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