Momentum Is Strong For Sensata Technologies Holding Plc (NYSE: ST)

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Sensata Technologies Board Approves Q1 Dividend of $0.12 Per Share.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Scientific & Technical Instruments industry segment, falling under the Technology sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $36.56 and fluctuated between $36.87 as its day high and $36.05 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Sensata Technologies Holding Plc is $5.53B. A total of 0.98 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.29M shares.

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, ST has seen 1 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 7,909 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 31 BUYs and 21 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 383,821 shares during that period but sold 207,970.

In the most recent transaction, ZIDE STEPHEN M sold 10,108 shares of ST for 41.08 per share on May 18. After the transaction, the Director now owns 26,368 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 15, Sullivan Martha N. sold 11,700 shares at 41.27 per share. ST shares that Director owns now total 201,268.

Dividend

The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Sensata Technologies Holding Plc pays an annual dividend of $0.45, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.24%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.96. ST’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/13/2024 when it declared a $0.12 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/28/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/22/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/7/2023. The ST stock dividend was $0.12 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ST in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $45.68 with high estimates of $55.00 and low estimates of $34.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ST has a high of $54.34 and a low of $30.56.

As of this writing, ST has an earnings estimate of $0.86 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 14 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.89 per share and a lower estimate of $0.84. The company reported an EPS of $0.97 in the last quarter, which was 3.20% higher than expectations of $0.94.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. ST’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.71B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $4.26B in debt and $836.26M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $21.28, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.09B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for ST is Buy with a score of 3.80.

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