How to buy Sensient Technologies (SXT) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Sensient Technologies shares.

Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT) is a publicly traded specialty chemicals business based in the US. It opened the day at $86.63 after a previous close of $85.88. During the day the price has varied from a low of $85.86 to a high of $87.29. The latest price was $85.99 (25 minute delay). Sensient Technologies is listed on the NYSE and employs 3,844 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Sensient Technologies

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: SXT in this case.
  5. Research Sensient Technologies shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Sensient Technologies shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 10x Sensient Technologies shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £3.47
£697.24 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £11.58
£705.34 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.12
£696.89 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £6.94
£700.70 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £18.89
£712.65 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.69
£694.46 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £18.40
£712.16 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £18.17
£711.94 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.47
£697.24 total
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Sensient Technologies share price (NYSE:SXT)

Use our graph to track the performance of SXT stocks over time.

Sensient Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $85.99

1 week (2023-01-19) 14.23%
1 month (2022-12-29) 16.38%
3 months (2022-10-28) 21.51%
6 months (2022-07-29) 0.01%
1 year (2022-01-28) 1.68%
2 years (2021-01-29) 21.92%
3 years (2020-01-29) 38.54%
5 years (2018-01-29) 18.30%

Is it a good time to buy Sensient Technologies stock?

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Is Sensient Technologies under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

Sensient Technologies'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 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.

PEG ratio

Sensient Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6662. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Sensient Technologies'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's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $247.5 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Sensient Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Sensient Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$85.88
Change %0.1281%
Information last updated 2023-01-25.
52-week range$62.7847 - $88.7951
50-day moving average$73.647
200-day moving average$78.0629
Wall St. target price$84
PE ratio22.0818
Dividend yield$1.64 (2.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.3

Do Sensient Technologies shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 2.18% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.18% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 48.52% of net profits

Sensient Technologies has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.18% of its share value annually.

Sensient Technologies has paid out, on average, around 48.52% of recent 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), shareholders could enjoy a 2.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sensient Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $1.64 per share.

While Sensient Technologies's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Sensient Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 1 March 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 February 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sensient Technologies'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".

SXT.US volatility(beta: 0.89)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's is 0.8901. This would suggest that Sensient Technologies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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