Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) Position Boosted by Markel Corp

Markel Corp raised its position in shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) by 42.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 148,000 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 44,000 shares during the period. Markel Corp owned about 0.09% of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. worth $6,323,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Quadrature Capital Ltd purchased a new position in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. during the fourth quarter worth about $585,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 352,667 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $13,736,000 after buying an additional 4,086 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning raised its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 8.7% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 5,150 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $225,000 after buying an additional 413 shares during the last quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 9.7% in the first quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 15,081 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $659,000 after buying an additional 1,330 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. by 2.5% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 199,636 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $8,719,000 after buying an additional 4,830 shares during the last quarter.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (ST) traded down 0.25% on Friday, reaching $43.40. 775,450 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $7.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.99 and a beta of 1.45. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has a one year low of $35.10 and a one year high of $47.24. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $44.58 and a 200-day moving average of $42.28.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.03. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 26.18% and a net margin of 8.91%. The company had revenue of $839.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $835.09 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.73 EPS. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $3.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several brokerages have recently issued reports on ST. Citigroup Inc. upped their target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Friday, July 14th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in a report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $49.25.

In related news, Director Thomas Wroe, Jr. sold 3,685 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.68, for a total transaction of $149,905.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 12,620 shares in the company, valued at approximately $513,381.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Insiders sold a total of 137,790 shares of company stock valued at $6,197,882 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

About Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.

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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