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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 3,948 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Sensient Technologies Corporation share price

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Sensient Technologies Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$41.12 - $82.44
50-day moving average $78.90
200-day moving average $74.15
Wall St. target price$92.33
PE ratio 32.527
Dividend yield $1.56 (1.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.59

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Is it a good time to buy Sensient Technologies Corporation stock?

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Is Sensient Technologies Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 33x. In other words, Sensient Technologies Corporation shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 2.5684. 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 $221.4 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 $1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.89%
Gross profit TTM $424.8 million
Return on assets TTM 6.17%
Return on equity TTM 12.06%
Profit margin 8.22%
Book value $22.09
Market capitalisation $3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sensient Technologies Corporation shares

There are currently 985,665 Sensient Technologies Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Sensient Technologies Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9% up from 904,571 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sensient Technologies Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Sensient Technologies Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sensient Technologies Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sensient Technologies Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sensient Technologies Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 289051.31964809). Sensient Technologies Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.41. In other words for every 100,000 Sensient Technologies Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3410 shares are currently held short.

However Sensient Technologies Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sensient Technologies Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sensient Technologies Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sensient Technologies Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sensient Technologies Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0302% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sensient Technologies Corporation shares, roughly 30 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Sensient Technologies Corporation.

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Sensient Technologies Corporation share dividends

56%

Dividend payout ratio: 55.71% of net profits

Recently Sensient Technologies Corporation has paid out, on average, around 55.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.91% 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 1.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sensient Technologies Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.56 per share.

Sensient Technologies Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Sensient Technologies Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 28 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 January 2021 (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 $41.1225 up to $82.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SXT.US volatility(beta: 0.94)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.9426. 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; fragrance products; 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. .

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