First Merchants (FRME) Is At $44.20 Formed Wedge; 7 Bullish Analysts Covering Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (ST)

Among 15 analysts covering Sensata Technologies Holdings NV (NYSE:ST), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Sensata Technologies Holdings NV had 55 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, February 4. On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. Suntrust Robinson downgraded the shares of ST in report on Friday, December 1 to “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $52.0 target in Thursday, October 12 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 18. As per Friday, July 14, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Monday, January 9 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform”. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $49 target in Monday, October 5 report. The stock of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 25. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 25. See Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) latest ratings:

13/12/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
13/12/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0
13/12/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $48 New Target: $50 Maintain
13/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy Old Target: $55.00 New Target: $60.00 Maintain
13/12/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $45 New Target: $47 Maintain
12/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $55.0 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Suntrust Robinson Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
01/12/2017 Broker: SunTrust Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
25/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $49 New Target: $55 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $55.0 Maintain

First Merchants Corporation (FRME) formed wedge up with $46.85 target or 6.00% above today’s $44.20 share price. First Merchants Corporation (FRME) has $2.17B valuation. The stock increased 0.71% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $44.2. About 267,235 shares traded or 25.96% up from the average. First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) has risen 59.72% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.02% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.54 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.26, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 24 investors sold Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. shares while 63 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. 178.00 million shares or 2.43% less from 182.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Neuberger Berman Group Limited Liability Company owns 1.91 million shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru stated it has 0.03% in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST). Thomas White Ltd owns 44,577 shares. Mirae Asset Global Invs has 54,971 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 11,299 shares. Farmers Merchants Inc holds 198 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Jefferies Group Ltd Liability reported 0% stake. Rudman Errol M owns 58,160 shares. Capstone Limited Com accumulated 0.01% or 6,100 shares. Winfield Associate invested in 0.02% or 731 shares. Credit Agricole S A has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST). Bluestein R H owns 8,000 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership holds 1.09 million shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 631,867 were accumulated by Schroder Management Grp Inc. Skba Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 0.03% in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST).

The stock increased 1.52% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $54.16. About 1.03M shares traded. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) has risen 16.67% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.03% the S&P500.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., through its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and sells sensors and controls. The company has market cap of $9.28 billion. It operates in two divisions, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions. It has a 30.43 P/E ratio. The Performance Sensing segment makes pressure, temperature, speed, and position sensors, as well as electromechanical products for use in subsystems of automobiles, such as engine, air conditioning, and ride stabilization; heavy on- and off-road vehicles ; and systems that address safety and environmental concerns.

Among 5 analysts covering First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. First Merchants had 12 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) earned “Overweight” rating by Stephens on Friday, January 29. On Tuesday, December 12 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. Zacks upgraded First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) on Tuesday, August 18 to “Sell” rating. DA Davidson maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 28 report. The rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Buy” on Thursday, July 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. Piper Jaffray initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 6 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $46.0 target in Tuesday, October 3 report. The stock of First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, October 2 by Stephens.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 insider sale for $62,103 activity. HARDWICK MARK K had sold 1,851 shares worth $73,474 on Tuesday, August 8. WALKER TERRY L bought $135,577 worth of First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) on Friday, December 15.

Analysts await First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.61 EPS, up 10.91% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.55 per share. FRME’s profit will be $29.98M for 18.11 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual EPS reported by First Merchants Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

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