Media stories about Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sensata Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.9806145420506 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several research analysts have commented on ST shares. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $51.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price target on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. ValuEngine upgraded Sensata Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sensata Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on Sensata Technologies from $53.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $56.75.
Shares of Sensata Technologies stock traded down $0.44 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $52.92. The company had a trading volume of 63,145 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,034,815. The stock has a market cap of $9,083.11, a PE ratio of 16.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 1.51. The company has a current ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 2.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39. Sensata Technologies has a 52 week low of $38.71 and a 52 week high of $57.40.
In other Sensata Technologies news, EVP Steven Beringhause sold 3,720 shares of Sensata Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.85, for a total value of $204,042.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Jeffrey J. Cote sold 5,000 shares of Sensata Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.50, for a total value of $272,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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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