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 down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V rose $0.53 (1.4%) to $37.83 on light volume. Throughout the day, 698,672 shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,267,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $37.30-$37.91 after having opened the day at $37.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.30. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: SGOCO Group ( SGOC), up 7.5%, Appliance Recycling Centers Of America ( ARCI), up 5.6%, Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), up 3.3% and Kid Brands ( KID), up 2.8%.

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 $6.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Sensata Technologies Holding N.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, 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, Furniture Brands International ( FBN), down 17.7%, Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), down 6.9%, Flexsteel Industries ( FLXS), down 4.4% and Harbinger Group ( HRG), down 3.2% , were all laggards within the consumer durables industry with VeriFone Systems ( PAY) 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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