Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (ST): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V ( ST) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.4%. By the end of trading, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V rose $2.10 (6.7%) to $33.47 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,387,796 shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,359,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.74-$33.62 after having opened the day at $33.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.37. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), up 9.8%, VeriFone Systems ( PAY), up 8.4%, Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), up 6.3% and Fabrinet ( FN), up 4.2%.
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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of sensors and controls primarily in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Sensors and Controls. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sensata Technologies Holding N.V as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), down 10.7%, Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), down 2.9%, Manchester United PLC Class A ( MANU), down 2.5% and Koss Corporation ( KOSS), down 1.6% , were all laggards within the consumer durables industry with Xerox Corporation ( XRX) being today's consumer durables industry laggard.

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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