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

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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V ( ST) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V rose $2.72 (7.4%) to $39.50 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,705,751 shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,129,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $37.49-$39.52 after having opened the day at $38.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.78. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Navistar International ( NAV), up 11.3%, S&W Seed Company ( SANW), up 8.0%, Omega Protein Corporation ( OME), up 7.8% and Coffee Holding Company ( JVA), up 7.7%.

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 electronics industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 negative front, EveryWare Global ( EVRY), down 19.3%, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 18.5%, Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), down 17.6% and American Apparel ( APP), down 13.5% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Cooper Tire & Rubber Company ( CTB) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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