Charles Peffer Sells 14,800 Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST) Stock

Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST) Director Charles Peffer sold 14,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.10, for a total value of $756,280.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

ST opened at $53.82 on Thursday. Sensata Technologies Holding PLC has a one year low of $40.78 and a one year high of $53.90. The company has a market cap of $8.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.75, a PEG ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 1.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 2.33 and a current ratio of 3.14. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $50.08 and its 200-day simple moving average is $47.82.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.90. Sensata Technologies had a return on equity of 22.78% and a net margin of 14.00%. The business had revenue of $849.72 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $858.24 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.91 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts predict that Sensata Technologies Holding PLC will post 3.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ST. Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV purchased a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies in the 3rd quarter valued at about $30,000. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies in the 2nd quarter valued at about $34,000. Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies in the 2nd quarter valued at about $47,000. Heritage Wealth Advisors purchased a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies in the 3rd quarter valued at about $48,000. Finally, Investors Research Corp increased its holdings in shares of Sensata Technologies by 66.7% in the 2nd quarter. Investors Research Corp now owns 1,000 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $49,000 after acquiring an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.57% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on ST shares. Compass Point downgraded Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 1st. ValuEngine upgraded Sensata Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 30th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on Sensata Technologies from $45.00 to $44.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research restated a “sell” rating on shares of Sensata Technologies in a report on Saturday, November 2nd. Finally, Oppenheimer downgraded Sensata Technologies from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.48.

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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