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Technicals and Fundamentals: Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT)


Sensient Technologies Corporation trades as part of the basic materials sector and trades as part of the chemicals industry. The company CEO is Paul Manning. Sensient Technologies Corp operates in the chemical industry. It manufactures colors, flavors and fragrances used to develop foods and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceuticals.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SXT stock showed a previous change of -1.11% with an open at 73.21 and a close of 72.28. It reached an intraday high of 73.39 and a low of 72.11.

SeekingAlpha:  Sensient Technologies acquires Mazza Innovation


The stock has a market cap of $3.1b with 42.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 40.9m shares. Trading volume reached 199,457 shares compared to its average volume of 264,636 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Sensient Technologies Corporation shares returned 1.93% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.23%. Over three months, it changed 3.68%. In one year it has changed -9.41% and within that year its 52-week high was 84.98 and its 52-week low was 65.56. SXT stock is 10.25% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 72.17 and a 50 day moving average of 69.59. Currently SXT stock is trading 0.16% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

Business Wire:  Sensient Technologies Acquires Mazza Innovation


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.03 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 35.61. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.92. The TTM EPS is 3.49, which comes to a TTM PE of 20.71. Historically, the PE high was 46.40 and the PE low was 14.10. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 49.21, which is a decrease of -31.92%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  0.89
12-31-2017:  0.84
09-30-2017:  0.89
06-30-2017:  0.87

The dividend per share is currently 1.32, which is a dividend yield of 1.81%. Also, the payout ratio is 37.82%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 55.00, which means it may be overvalued by -31.41%

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest is 2,817,348, which is 6.65% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 12.22. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.89

Business Wire:  Sensient Technologies Acquires Mazza Innovation

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 12.66%, return on assets is 6.22%, profit margin is 8.10%, price-to-sales is 2.98 and price-to-book is 3.74.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
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