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How to buy Sensient Technologies Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in Sensient Technologies Corporation stock.
Sensient Technologies Corporation is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Sensient Technologies Corporation shares (SXT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sensient Technologies Corporation employs 3,844 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.4 billion.
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- SXT shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is SXT stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Are SXT shares over-valued?
- Sensient Technologies Corporation's financials
- How volatile are SXT shares?
- Does Sensient Technologies Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have SXT shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Sensient Technologies Corporation stock price (NYSE: SXT)Use our graph to track the performance of SXT stocks over time.
Sensient Technologies Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$73.14|
|52-week range||$62.78 - $88.80|
|50-day moving average||$73.65|
|200-day moving average||$78.06|
|Wall St. target price||$84.00|
|Dividend yield||$1.64 (2.18%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.30|
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Is it a good time to buy Sensient Technologies Corporation stock?
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Sensient Technologies Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-20)||-1.16%|
|1 month (2022-12-27)||-0.05%|
|3 months (2022-10-27)||5.53%|
|6 months (2022-07-27)||-14.19%|
|1 year (2022-01-26)||-14.26%|
|2 years (2021-01-27)||1.08%|
|3 years (2020-01-27)||18.08%|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||0.26%|
Is Sensient Technologies Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Sensient Technologies Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sensient Technologies Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sensient Technologies Corporation's P/E ratio
Sensient Technologies Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Sensient Technologies Corporation shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Sensient Technologies Corporation's PEG ratio
Sensient Technologies Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6662. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Sensient Technologies Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Sensient Technologies Corporation's EBITDA
Sensient Technologies Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $247.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sensient Technologies Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Sensient Technologies Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.65%|
|Gross profit TTM||$454.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.83%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.68%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Sensient Technologies Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 48.52% of net profits
Recently Sensient Technologies Corporation has paid out, on average, around 48.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sensient Technologies Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sensient Technologies Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.64 per share.
While Sensient Technologies Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Sensient Technologies Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Sensient Technologies Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 28 February 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 February 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Sensient Technologies Corporation's shares ever split?
Sensient Technologies Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 25 May 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sensient Technologies Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sensient Technologies Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Sensient Technologies Corporation's share price.
Sensient Technologies Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sensient Technologies Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $62.7847 up to $88.7951. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Sensient Technologies Corporation's is 0.8901. This would suggest that Sensient Technologies Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Sensient Technologies Corporation overview
Sensient Technologies Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets colors, flavors, and other specialty ingredients in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Flavors & Extracts Group, Color Group, and Asia Pacific Group. The company offers flavor-delivery systems, and compounded and blended products; ingredient products, such as essential oils, natural and synthetic flavors, and natural extracts; and chili powder, paprika, and chili pepper, as well as dehydrated vegetables comprising parsley, celery, and spinach to the food, beverage, personal care, and household-products industries. It also provides natural and synthetic color systems for use in foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals; colors and other ingredients for cosmetics, such as active ingredients, solubilizers, and surface treated pigments; pharmaceutical and nutraceutical excipients, including colors, flavors, coatings, and nutraceutical ingredients; and technical colors for industrial applications under the Sensient Food Colors, Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems, Sensient Cosmetic Technologies, and Sensient Industrial Colors trade names. The company was incorporated in 1882 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. .
Sensient Technologies Corporation in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Sensient Technologies Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.078% of Sensient Technologies Corporation shares are held by insiders and 94.283% by institutions. How many people work for Sensient Technologies Corporation?
Latest data suggests 3,844 work at Sensient Technologies Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Sensient Technologies Corporation?
Sensient Technologies Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Sensient Technologies Corporation based?
Sensient Technologies Corporation's address is: 777 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, United States, 53202-5304 What is Sensient Technologies Corporation's ISIN number?
Sensient Technologies Corporation's international securities identification number is: US81725T1007 What is Sensient Technologies Corporation's CUSIP number?
Sensient Technologies Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 913538104
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