How Is Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT)’s Price-To-Earnings Ratio?


As of Wednesday close, Sensient Technologies Corporation’s (NYSE:SXT) stock was up $0.65, moving up 0.88 percent to $74.23. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 131,220 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.72 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 160,145, while in the previous 50 days, it was 180,370.

Since last month, SXT stock rose 9.07%. Shares of the company fell to $63.17 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $103.56 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $63.17. Since the beginning of this year, SXT’s stock price has dropped by -25.81% or -$25.83, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -28.32% since its 52-week high.

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SXT stock investors should be aware that Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 182 days ago on May 26. Winder Investment Pte Ltd, the 10% Owner of the company, purchased of 18,796 shares for $86.78 on May 26. It resulted in a $1,631,117 investment by the insider. Winder Investment Pte Ltd added 16,743 shares at an average price of $85.36 on May 25. The insider now owns 6,286,118 shares following the transaction. On May 23, 10% Owner Winder Investment Pte Ltd bought 26,723 shares at $83.82 apiece. The transaction was valued at $2,239,911.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT) has a P/E ratio of about 22.53. The stock’s beta is 0.88. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.17, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.26.

The latest dividend of $0.41 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.41. On Thursday October 14 2021, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Sensient Technologies Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 1.50, while its current ratio was 3.40, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.57, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.60. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 34.30% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 13.70%. Based on annual data, SXT earned $454.66 million in gross profit and brought in $1.38 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 9.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 14.60%.

In Sensient Technologies Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $547.19 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. SXT’s revenue rose 4.65% to $371.71 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $361.08 million. While analysts expected Sensient Technologies Corporation to report $0.82 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.85 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 3.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $60.58 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Sensient Technologies Corporation were 884.69 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $569.14 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $42.04 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Sensient Technologies Corporation’s (SXT) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 13.34%, the RSI 9-day stood at 67.38% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Sensient Technologies Corporation price is up by +3.80% percent or $2.72. At present, SXT shares trade +8.24% above its 20-day simple moving average and -7.03% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -2.32% below its SMA50 and -10.54% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 91.25% and Stochastic coefficient D was 85.61%, while ATR was 1.76. Given the Stochastic reading of 98.87% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 60.39%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.98, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.11.

Analyst Ratings

Sidoti upgraded its rating on Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) to a Buy in a note to investors on October 10, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, SXT is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Sensient Technologies Corporation stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $92.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $70.00 – $94.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT) will achieve an average price target of $85.33.


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