Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) updated its FY 2020
Pre-Market earnings guidance on Friday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 2.60-2.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.10.
A number of research firms have recently commented on SXT. Seaport Global Securities cut Sensient Technologies from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Monday, October 21st. ValuEngine upgraded Sensient Technologies from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, January 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sensient Technologies from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 24th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Sensient Technologies presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $80.00.
Shares of SXT opened at $61.23 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 4.12, a quick ratio of 1.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69. The firm has a market cap of $2.57 billion, a PE ratio of 19.63 and a beta of 1.00. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $63.27 and its 200-day simple moving average is $64.63. Sensient Technologies has a 12-month low of $58.35 and a 12-month high of $75.21.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 2nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 4th will be given a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 3rd. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.55%. Sensient Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 43.94%.
About Sensient Technologies
Sensient Technologies Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets colors, flavors, and fragrances in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Flavors & Fragrances Group, Color Group, and Asia Pacific Group.
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