Boston Trust Walden Corp Buys 20,378 Shares of Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST)

Boston Trust Walden Corp boosted its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST) by 6.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 313,871 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,378 shares during the period. Boston Trust Walden Corp owned 0.19% of Sensata Technologies worth $15,712,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Harvey Investment Co. LLC grew its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 2.7% during the 3rd quarter. Harvey Investment Co. LLC now owns 616,259 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $30,850,000 after purchasing an additional 16,260 shares during the period. Brinker Capital Inc. grew its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 1.1% during the 3rd quarter. Brinker Capital Inc. now owns 50,910 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $2,549,000 after purchasing an additional 578 shares during the period. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC grew its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 19.5% during the 3rd quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 69,912 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $3,500,000 after purchasing an additional 11,388 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 34.5% during the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 159,945 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $8,007,000 after acquiring an additional 41,027 shares during the period. Finally, Reilly Financial Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Sensata Technologies by 2.7% during the 3rd quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 220,316 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $11,029,000 after acquiring an additional 5,735 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.44% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on ST shares. SunTrust Banks set a $53.00 price objective on Sensata Technologies and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. Wolfe Research started coverage on Sensata Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, October 8th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $57.00 price objective for the company. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on Sensata Technologies from $45.00 to $44.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. ValuEngine downgraded Sensata Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sensata Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.17.

In other news, SVP Paul Chawla sold 9,006 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.22, for a total transaction of $470,293.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 2,666 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.71, for a total value of $119,196.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 64,572 shares of company stock valued at $3,179,321 over the last 90 days. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

ST stock opened at $50.91 on Wednesday. Sensata Technologies Holding PLC has a 1-year low of $40.78 and a 1-year high of $52.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 3.13 and a quick ratio of 2.35. The company has a market capitalization of $8.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.95, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 1.41. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $49.29 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $47.61.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.93 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by ($0.01). Sensata Technologies had a return on equity of 23.71% and a net margin of 16.16%. The business had revenue of $883.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $898.90 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.93 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies Holding PLC will post 3.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Sensata Technologies 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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