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

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V ( ST) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V rose $0.49 (1.4%) to $35.58 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,194,608 shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,322,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $35.18-$35.60 after having opened the day at $35.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.09. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Luna Innovations ( LUNA), up 40.8%, Ascent Solar Technologies ( ASTI), up 18.1%, Uni-pixel ( UNXL), up 16.1% and Plug Power ( PLUG), up 14.9%.

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 $6.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 8.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sensata Technologies Holding N.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sensata Technologies Holding N.V as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Daqo New Energy ( DQ), down 20.2%, Vimicro International Corporation ( VIMC), down 9.2%, ON Semiconductor Corporation ( ONNN), down 5.2% and Veeco Instruments ( VECO), down 5.2% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM) being today's electronics industry laggard.

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