NYSE:SXT - Sensient Technologies Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $57.68 -0.95 (-1.62 %) (As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$58.63Today's Range$57.45 - $58.9352-Week Range$57.45 - $78.40Volume165,900 shsAverage Volume339,022 shsMarket Capitalization$2.51 billionP/E Ratio16.86Dividend Yield2.43%Beta0.91 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 Phone414-271-6755 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.88 Current Ratio4.30 Quick Ratio1.80 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.86 Forward P/E Ratio16.25 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.36 billion Price / Sales1.79 Cash Flow$4.4506 per share Price / Cash Flow12.96 Book Value$19.60 per share Price / Book2.94 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.42 Net Income$89.60 million Net Margins9.92% Return on Equity18.43% Return on Assets8.61% Miscellaneous Employees4,023 Outstanding Shares42,280,000Market Cap$2.51 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 Thursday, October 18th. Investors of record on Monday, November 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share on Monday, December 3rd. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 2nd. This is a positive change from Sensient Technologies's previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. View Sensient Technologies' Dividend History. How will Sensient Technologies' stock buyback program work? Sensient Technologies declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Friday, October 20th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 3,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Sensient Technologies' earnings last quarter? Sensient Technologies Co. (NYSE:SXT) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October, 19th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.95. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $342.73 million for the quarter. Sensient Technologies had a net margin of 9.92% and a return on equity of 18.43%. Sensient Technologies's quarterly revenue was down 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.89 EPS. View Sensient Technologies' Earnings History. When is Sensient Technologies' next earnings date? Sensient Technologies is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sensient Technologies. What price target have analysts set for SXT? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Sensient Technologies' stock. Their predictions range from $73.00 to $94.00. On average, they expect Sensient Technologies' stock price to reach $83.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 43.9% 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 1 sell rating and 3 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? News articles about SXT stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Sensient Technologies earned a news impact score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the specialty chemicals company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several 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), Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP), FutureFuel (FF), Green Plains (GPRE), Green Plains Partners (GPP), REX American Resources (REX), 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 43)Mr. Stephen J. Rolfs, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 53)Mr. Michael C. Geraghty, Pres of Color Group (Age 56)Mr. Tobin Tornehl, VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 44)Mr. John J. Manning, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 49) Who are Sensient Technologies' major shareholders? Sensient Technologies' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.43%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.11%), Vanguard Group Inc (10.11%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (9.57%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (5.35%) and Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (2.68%). 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 Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Tributary Capital Management LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Morgan Stanley, William Blair Investment Management LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sensient Technologies. Which major investors are buying Sensient Technologies stock? SXT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, Exane Asset Management, Eagle Asset Management Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA and Vanguard Group Inc. 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 $57.68. How big of a company is Sensient Technologies? Sensient Technologies has a market capitalization of $2.51 billion and generates $1.36 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $89.60 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.42 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: 228 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 262 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 490MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Sensient Technologies and other stocks. 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