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

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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V ( ST) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V fell $1.00 (-2.7%) to $36.21 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,749,322 shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,276,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $35.74-$37.42 after having opened the day at $37.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.21. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: Marine Products Corporation ( MPX), down 3.3%, American Woodmark Corporation ( AMWD), down 3.2%, Bassett Furniture Industries ( BSET), down 2.5% and Manchester United PLC Class A ( MANU), down 2.3%.

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 $6.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 positive front, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), up 26.9%, Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), up 9.9%, Virco Manufacturing Corporation ( VIRC), up 5.5% and Nautilus Group ( NLS), up 5.1% , were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Hasbro ( HAS) being today's featured consumer durables industry leader.

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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