Equities analysts expect that Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) will post $0.84 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have made estimates for Sensata Technologies’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.83 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.85. Sensata Technologies posted earnings per share of $0.71 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 18.3%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Sensata Technologies will report full-year earnings of $3.65 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.58 to $3.68. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $3.99 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.82 to $4.09. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that follow Sensata Technologies.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $840.53 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $822.31 million. Sensata Technologies had a net margin of 12.35% and a return on equity of 25.40%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share.

Several research firms recently commented on ST. Citigroup raised their price target on shares of Sensata Technologies from $49.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on shares of Sensata Technologies from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $60.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sensata Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $57.00.

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

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ST. American International Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $193,000. Skba Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies in the third quarter valued at approximately $201,000. BB&T Corp bought a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $215,000. Saturna Capital CORP bought a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies in the third quarter valued at approximately $249,000. Finally, BT Investment Management Ltd bought a new position in shares of Sensata Technologies in the third quarter valued at approximately $264,000.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) traded up $0.27 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $51.26. 924,199 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,248,414. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 2.23 and a current ratio of 2.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,740.28, a PE ratio of 21.63, a P/E/G ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.52. Sensata Technologies has a twelve month low of $38.71 and a twelve month high of $57.40.

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About Sensata Technologies

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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