Stephens Investment Management Group LLC Increases Stake in Sensata Technologies Holding (ST)

Stephens Investment Management Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) by 14.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 50,696 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 6,270 shares during the period. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC’s holdings in Sensata Technologies were worth $2,591,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its stake in Sensata Technologies by 3.2% in the 4th quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 34,306 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,753,000 after purchasing an additional 1,078 shares in the last quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in Sensata Technologies by 5.7% in the 3rd quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 20,510 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $986,000 after purchasing an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Sensata Technologies by 9.0% in the 4th quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 14,455 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $739,000 after purchasing an additional 1,193 shares in the last quarter. Millie Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Sensata Technologies by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Millie Capital Management LLC now owns 61,695 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $2,636,000 after purchasing an additional 1,294 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in Sensata Technologies by 7.6% in the 3rd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 19,191 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $923,000 after purchasing an additional 1,358 shares in the last quarter.

In other news, EVP Steven Beringhause sold 3,720 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.85, for a total transaction of $204,042.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Paul B. Edgerley purchased 200,000 shares of Sensata Technologies stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $47.47 per share, with a total value of $9,494,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

ST has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. SunTrust Banks cut shares of Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $57.00.

Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) opened at $50.99 on Friday. Sensata Technologies Holding has a 52-week low of $38.71 and a 52-week high of $57.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 2.94 and a quick ratio of 2.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,167.10, a PE ratio of 21.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.52.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.02. Sensata Technologies had a return on equity of 25.40% and a net margin of 12.35%. The business had revenue of $840.53 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $822.31 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.76 EPS. Sensata Technologies’s revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Sensata Technologies Holding will post 3.65 earnings per share for the current year.

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Sensata Technologies 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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