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 0.1%. By the end of trading, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V fell $0.48 (-1.3%) to $37.39 on average volume. Throughout the day, 724,680 shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 759,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $37.32-$38.01 after having opened the day at $37.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.87. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: Skullcandy ( SKUL), down 3.8%, Bassett Furniture Industries ( BSET), down 2.8%, Appliance Recycling Centers Of America ( ARCI), down 2.7% and Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), down 2.2%.

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 $6.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front, Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), up 18.4%, Emerson Radio ( MSN), up 2.1%, Brunswick Corporation ( BC), up 1.8% and Escalade ( ESCA), up 1.6% , were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Xerox Corporation ( XRX) 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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