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Sensient Technologies Corp. (NYSE:SXT) Director Essie Whitelaw sold 3,576 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.12, for a total transaction of $189,957.12. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,590 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $828,141. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Sensient Technologies Corp. (NYSE:SXT) traded up 0.51% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $53.40. 146,505 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Sensient Technologies Corp. has a 52-week low of $41.12 and a 52-week high of $57.35. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $54.38 and a 200-day moving average of $53.55. The company has a market cap of $2.575 billion and a P/E ratio of 30.48.

Sensient Technologies Corp. (NYSE:SXT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $374.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $388.90 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.74 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Sensient Technologies Corp. will post $2.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, August 8th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 6th.

Sensient Technologies Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances.

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