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Volume136,454 shs
Average Volume256,201 shs
Market Capitalization$3.62 billion
P/E Ratio53.87
Dividend Yield1.84%
Beta0.96

Competitors

Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) Vs. SHW, ECL, IFF, ALB, CE, and RPM

Should you be buying SXT stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "specialty chemicals" are considered alternatives and competitors to Sensient Technologies, including The Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Ecolab (ECL), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Albemarle (ALB), Celanese (CE), and RPM International (RPM).

Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) and The Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Dividends

Sensient Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. The Sherwin-Williams pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Sensient Technologies pays out 52.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Sherwin-Williams pays out 10.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Sensient Technologies has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Sensient Technologies is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Sensient Technologies and The Sherwin-Williams' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Sensient Technologies5.12%13.65%6.97%
The Sherwin-Williams10.41%56.69%10.66%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.9% of Sensient Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.5% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Sensient Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Sensient Technologies has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Sherwin-Williams has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Sensient Technologies and The Sherwin-Williams, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Sensient Technologies00103.00
The Sherwin-Williams121502.78

Sensient Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $70.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.28%. The Sherwin-Williams has a consensus target price of $309.9412, suggesting a potential upside of 8.34%. Given The Sherwin-Williams' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe The Sherwin-Williams is more favorable than Sensient Technologies.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sensient Technologies and The Sherwin-Williams' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sensient Technologies$1.32 billion2.74$82.05 million$2.9628.94
The Sherwin-Williams$17.90 billion4.25$1.54 billion$21.1213.55

The Sherwin-Williams has higher revenue and earnings than Sensient Technologies. The Sherwin-Williams is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sensient Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

The Sherwin-Williams beats Sensient Technologies on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) and Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Dividends

Sensient Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Ecolab pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Sensient Technologies pays out 52.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ecolab pays out 33.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Sensient Technologies has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Ecolab has raised its dividend for 36 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Sensient Technologies and Ecolab's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Sensient Technologies5.12%13.65%6.97%
Ecolab-8.21%18.14%6.75%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.9% of Sensient Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of Ecolab shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Sensient Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Ecolab shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Sensient Technologies has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ecolab has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Sensient Technologies and Ecolab, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Sensient Technologies00103.00
Ecolab07702.50

Sensient Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $70.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.28%. Ecolab has a consensus target price of $228.70, suggesting a potential upside of 2.07%. Given Ecolab's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ecolab is more favorable than Sensient Technologies.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sensient Technologies and Ecolab's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sensient Technologies$1.32 billion2.74$82.05 million$2.9628.94
Ecolab$14.91 billion4.30$1.56 billion$5.8238.50

Ecolab has higher revenue and earnings than Sensient Technologies. Sensient Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ecolab, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Ecolab beats Sensient Technologies on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) and International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Sensient Technologies and International Flavors & Fragrances' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Sensient Technologies5.12%13.65%6.97%
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sensient Technologies and International Flavors & Fragrances' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sensient Technologies$1.32 billion2.74$82.05 million$2.9628.94
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.84$455.87 million$6.1722.89

International Flavors & Fragrances has higher revenue and earnings than Sensient Technologies. International Flavors & Fragrances is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sensient Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.9% of Sensient Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Sensient Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Sensient Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Sensient Technologies pays out 52.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Sensient Technologies has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and International Flavors & Fragrances has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years. International Flavors & Fragrances is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Sensient Technologies and International Flavors & Fragrances, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Sensient Technologies00103.00
International Flavors & Fragrances031002.77

Sensient Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $70.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.28%. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus target price of $147.5385, suggesting a potential upside of 4.48%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than Sensient Technologies.

Volatility & Risk

Sensient Technologies has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats Sensient Technologies on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) and Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Albemarle and Sensient Technologies' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%
Sensient Technologies5.12%13.65%6.97%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Albemarle and Sensient Technologies' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Albemarle$3.59 billion5.33$533.23 million$6.0427.12
Sensient Technologies$1.32 billion2.74$82.05 million$2.9628.94

Albemarle has higher revenue and earnings than Sensient Technologies. Albemarle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sensient Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.4% of Albemarle shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of Sensient Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Albemarle shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Sensient Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Sensient Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Albemarle pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sensient Technologies pays out 52.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Albemarle has increased its dividend for 27 consecutive years and Sensient Technologies has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Albemarle and Sensient Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Albemarle371002.35
Sensient Technologies00103.00

Albemarle currently has a consensus price target of $142.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 13.23%. Sensient Technologies has a consensus price target of $70.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.28%. Given Albemarle's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Albemarle is more favorable than Sensient Technologies.

Volatility & Risk

Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sensient Technologies has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Albemarle beats Sensient Technologies on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Celanese (NYSE:CE) and Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Celanese and Sensient Technologies' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Celanese10.46%31.41%9.42%
Sensient Technologies5.12%13.65%6.97%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Celanese and Sensient Technologies' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Celanese$6.30 billion2.99$852 million$9.5317.54
Sensient Technologies$1.32 billion2.74$82.05 million$2.9628.94

Celanese has higher revenue and earnings than Sensient Technologies. Celanese is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sensient Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.5% of Celanese shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of Sensient Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Celanese shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Sensient Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Celanese pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Sensient Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Celanese pays out 28.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sensient Technologies pays out 52.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Celanese has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Sensient Technologies has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Celanese and Sensient Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Celanese151102.59
Sensient Technologies00103.00

Celanese currently has a consensus price target of $156.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 6.29%. Sensient Technologies has a consensus price target of $70.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.28%. Given Celanese's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Celanese is more favorable than Sensient Technologies.

Volatility & Risk

Celanese has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sensient Technologies has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Celanese beats Sensient Technologies on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

RPM International (NYSE:RPM) and Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for RPM International and Sensient Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
RPM International04502.56
Sensient Technologies00103.00

RPM International currently has a consensus price target of $96.8750, suggesting a potential downside of 0.11%. Sensient Technologies has a consensus price target of $70.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.28%. Given RPM International's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe RPM International is more favorable than Sensient Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.7% of RPM International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of Sensient Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of RPM International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Sensient Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

RPM International pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Sensient Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. RPM International pays out 49.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sensient Technologies pays out 52.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. RPM International has increased its dividend for 19 consecutive years and Sensient Technologies has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares RPM International and Sensient Technologies' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
RPM International7.50%35.72%8.85%
Sensient Technologies5.12%13.65%6.97%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares RPM International and Sensient Technologies' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
RPM International$5.51 billion2.28$304.39 million$3.0731.59
Sensient Technologies$1.32 billion2.74$82.05 million$2.9628.94

RPM International has higher revenue and earnings than Sensient Technologies. Sensient Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RPM International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

RPM International has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sensient Technologies has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

RPM International beats Sensient Technologies on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


Sensient Technologies Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
The Sherwin-Williams logo
SHW
The Sherwin-Williams
2.1$286.09+0.1%$76.09 billion$17.90 billion14.12
Ecolab logo
ECL
Ecolab
2.2$224.06+1.2%$64.07 billion$14.91 billion-60.72Insider Selling
International Flavors & Fragrances logo
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances
2.5$141.21+1.8%$35.15 billion$5.14 billion42.28Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Albemarle logo
ALB
Albemarle
2.1$163.81+3.7%$19.12 billion$3.59 billion45.76Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Celanese logo
CE
Celanese
2.2$167.19+0.3%$18.83 billion$6.30 billion34.61
RPM International logo
RPM
RPM International
2.3$96.98+0.1%$12.56 billion$5.51 billion29.39Analyst Report
Ashland Global logo
ASH
Ashland Global
1.8$89.06+3.7%$5.41 billion$2.33 billion-10.60Gap Down
W. R. Grace & Co. logo
GRA
W. R. Grace & Co.
2.2$68.36+0.1%$4.53 billion$1.96 billion325.52Analyst Downgrade
Balchem logo
BCPC
Balchem
1.6$133.25+0.0%$4.32 billion$643.71 million52.26
Quaker Chemical logo
KWR
Quaker Chemical
2.4$234.74+1.1%$4.20 billion$1.13 billion652.07Dividend Announcement
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
NewMarket logo
NEU
NewMarket
1.0$352.77+1.3%$3.86 billion$2.19 billion15.36
H.B. Fuller logo
FUL
H.B. Fuller
2.0$69.08+0.9%$3.61 billion$2.90 billion31.40Insider Selling
Stepan logo
SCL
Stepan
2.2$137.25+0.1%$3.09 billion$1.86 billion26.91Insider Selling
Minerals Technologies logo
MTX
Minerals Technologies
1.8$84.04+0.8%$2.83 billion$1.79 billion26.26Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
Innospec logo
IOSP
Innospec
1.8$101.00+0.0%$2.49 billion$1.51 billion67.79Insider Selling
News Coverage
Ferro logo
FOE
Ferro
1.2$21.80+0.6%$1.80 billion$1.02 billion-363.27Earnings Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Unusual Options Activity
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Kraton logo
KRA
Kraton
1.3$35.17+1.1%$1.13 billion$1.80 billion-4.94
FutureFuel logo
FF
FutureFuel
1.3$14.91+1.1%$652.21 million$205.23 million5.73Dividend Announcement
Unusual Options Activity
Landec logo
LNDC
Landec
1.8$12.17+3.4%$356.98 million$590.37 million-6.99
Flotek Industries logo
FTK
Flotek Industries
0.6$1.85+2.7%$134.55 million$119.35 million-0.73Earnings Announcement
Gap Up
Advanced Emissions Solutions logo
ADES
Advanced Emissions Solutions
0.9$5.25+1.0%$98.99 million$70.09 million-7.95Earnings Announcement
This page was last updated on 5/15/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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