NYSE:SXT - Sensient Technologies Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $64.46 +1.12 (+1.77 %) (As of 02/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$63.34Today's Range$63.24 - $65.2452-Week Range$51.93 - $78.40Volume428,696 shsAverage Volume311,009 shsMarket Capitalization$2.73 billionP/E Ratio18.16Dividend Yield2.27%Beta1.08 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Sensient Technologies Corporation develops, manufactures, and supplies colors, flavors, and fragrances in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Flavors & Fragrances 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, natural extracts, and aroma chemicals; 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, and coatings; specialty inks; and technical colors for industrial applications under the Sensient Food Colors, Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems, Sensient Cosmetic Technologies, Sensient Inks, and Sensient Industrial Colors trade names. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Receive SXT News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SXT and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Industrial organic chemicals Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals SectorBasic Materials Current SymbolNYSE:SXT Previous Symbol CUSIP81725T10 Webwww.sensient.com Phone414-271-6755Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.80 Current Ratio3.83 Quick Ratio1.55Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio18.16 Forward P/E Ratio19.18 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.39 billion Price / Sales1.96 Cash Flow$4.9470 per share Price / Cash Flow13.03 Book Value$20.34 per share Price / Book3.17Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.55 Net Income$157.36 million Net Margins11.35% Return on Equity18.00% Return on Assets8.31%Miscellaneous Employees4,023 Outstanding Shares42,275,000Market Cap$2.73 billion OptionableOptionable Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) Frequently Asked Questions What is Sensient Technologies' stock symbol? Sensient Technologies trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SXT." How often does Sensient Technologies pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sensient Technologies? Sensient Technologies announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.23%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 1st. View Sensient Technologies' Dividend History. How will Sensient Technologies' stock buyback program work? Sensient Technologies announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Friday, October 20th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase 3,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Sensient Technologies' earnings last quarter? Sensient Technologies Co. (NYSE:SXT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February, 15th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.00. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $324.56 million for the quarter. Sensient Technologies had a net margin of 11.35% and a return on equity of 18.00%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.84 earnings per share. View Sensient Technologies' Earnings History. When is Sensient Technologies' next earnings date? Sensient Technologies is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sensient Technologies. What guidance has Sensient Technologies issued on next quarter's earnings? Sensient Technologies updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Friday, February, 15th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.30-3.41 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.55. What price target have analysts set for SXT? 4 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Sensient Technologies' shares. Their predictions range from $65.00 to $82.00. On average, they expect Sensient Technologies' share price to reach $73.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Sensient Technologies. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Sensient Technologies? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sensient Technologies in the last year. There are currently 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Sensient Technologies. Has Sensient Technologies been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about SXT stock have been trending neutral this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Sensient Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the specialty chemicals company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Sensient Technologies' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Sensient Technologies include Westlake Chemical (WLK), NewMarket (NEU), Methanex (MEOH), Codexis (CDXS), Renewable Energy Group (REGI), FutureFuel (FF), Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP), Green Plains (GPRE), REX American Resources (REX), Green Plains Partners (GPP), Amyris (AMRS), Sino United Worldwide Consolidated (SUIC), Solarwindow Technologies (WNDW), CTD (CTDH) and Pacific Ethanol (PEIX). Who are Sensient Technologies' key executives? Sensient Technologies' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Paul Manning, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 44)Mr. Stephen J. Rolfs, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 54)Mr. Michael C. Geraghty, Pres of Color Group (Age 57)Mr. Tobin Tornehl, VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 45)Mr. John J. Manning, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 50) Who are Sensient Technologies' major shareholders? Sensient Technologies' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.52%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (7.21%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.71%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.34%), Northern Trust Corp (2.26%) and Standard Life Aberdeen plc (2.15%). Company insiders that own Sensient Technologies stock include Essie Whitelaw, Fergus M Clydesdale, Gebhardt Deborah Mckeithan, Hank Brown and Joseph Carleone. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Sensient Technologies. Which major investors are selling Sensient Technologies stock? SXT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Northern Trust Corp, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Barclays PLC, Keeley Teton Advisors LLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Diversified Trust Co and Prudential PLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sensient Technologies. Which major investors are buying Sensient Technologies stock? SXT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, First Trust Advisors LP, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, Nicholas Company Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Garrison Financial Corp. Company insiders that have bought Sensient Technologies stock in the last two years include Gebhardt Deborah Mckeithan and Joseph Carleone. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sensient Technologies. How do I buy shares of Sensient Technologies? Shares of SXT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Sensient Technologies' stock price today? One share of SXT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $64.46. How big of a company is Sensient Technologies? Sensient Technologies has a market capitalization of $2.73 billion and generates $1.39 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $157.36 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.55 on an earnings per share basis. Sensient Technologies employs 4,023 workers across the globe. What is Sensient Technologies' official website? The official website for Sensient Technologies is http://www.sensient.com. How can I contact Sensient Technologies? Sensient Technologies' mailing address is 777 EAST WISCONSIN AVENUE, MILWAUKEE WI, 53202. The specialty chemicals company can be reached via phone at 414-271-6755. MarketBeat Community Rating for Sensient Technologies (NYSE SXT)Community Ranking: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 231 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 268 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 499MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Sensient Technologies and other stocks. 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