Sensata Technologies Holding B.V. (ST): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Loser

Sensata Technologies Holding B.V ( ST) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1%. By the end of trading, Sensata Technologies Holding B.V fell 53 cents (-1.8%) to $29.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 911,222 shares of Sensata Technologies Holding B.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 999,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.10-$29.83 after having opened the day at $29.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.84. Other company's within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), down 16.3%, Johnson Outdoors ( JOUT), down 7.6%, Escalade ( ESCA), down 4.3%, and Mattress Firm ( MFRM), down 3.8%.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells sensors and controls primarily in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. It operates in two segments, Sensors and Controls. Sensata Technologies Holding B.V has a market cap of $5.37 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 101.1, below the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio of 104.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Sensata Technologies Holding B.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sensata Technologies Holding B.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation.

On the positive front, Champion Industries ( CHMP), up 23.1%, Mad Catz Interactive ( MCZ), up 10.9%, Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), up 6.4%, and LJ International ( JADE), up 6.4%, were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Clorox Company ( CLX) being today's featured consumer durables industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer durables industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the consumer durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).
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