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Present Change: Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT)


Sensient Technologies Corporation is part of the basic materials sector and is 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 4.14% with an open at 68.60 and a close of 70.90. It reached an intraday high of 70.93 and a low of 68.60.

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The stock has a market cap of $3.0b with 42.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 40.8m shares. Trading volume reached 208,384 shares compared to its average volume of 222,304 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 4.65% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.72%. Over three months, it changed 8.67%. In one year it has changed 6.44% and within that year its 52-week high was 78.40 and its 52-week low was 51.93. SXT stock is 36.53% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 66.23 and a 50 day moving average of 69.11. Currently SXT stock is trading 7.06% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.71 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 19.11. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.77. The TTM EPS is 3.55, which comes to a TTM PE of 19.97. Historically, the PE high was 46.40 and the PE low was 19.11. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 67.85, which is a decrease of -4.30%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/01/2019): 0.78
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/15/2019): 0.78
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/19/2018): 1.12
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/20/2018): 0.92
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/25/2018): 0.89

The dividend per share is currently 1.44, which is a dividend yield of 2.12%. Also, the payout ratio is 40.56%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 89.81, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 21.06%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 2,649,467, which was 6.26% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 11.28. 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 1.02.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 18.63%, return on assets is 8.79%, profit margin is 11.12%, price-to-sales is 2.09 and price-to-book is 3.28.

Company Scores:

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

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