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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)?

The company in question is, Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT) currently with a stock price of 72.51 (0.03% today). The market cap for Sensient Technologies Corporation is 3279.45, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Specialty Chemicals industry. The target price for Sensient Technologies Corporation is 79.5. Currently Sensient Technologies Corporation is trading with a P/E of 31.78, and a forward P/E of 20.29. Average volume for Sensient Technologies Corporation is 173.15 and so far today it is 20499.

Performance in the last year for Sensient Technologies Corporation has been 12.71%. For EPS growth, Sensient Technologies Corporation has seen a growth of 38.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.62%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 1.40% over the last five years and could be 8.90% for the next five years. Sensient Technologies Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -13.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.44%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.62%.

Since the IPO date for Sensient Technologies Corporation on the 01/05/1988, Sensient Technologies Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 16.84%. With Sensient Technologies Corporation trading at 72.51, the dividend yield is 1.49%, and the EPS is 2.28.

So could Sensient Technologies Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 31.78. The PEG is 3.57, P/S is 2.36 and the P/B is at 3.75. The P/cash is 162.35, with P/free cash flow at 126.62.

Sensient Technologies Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.5, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.7, and total debt/equity at 0.72.

In terms of margins, Sensient Technologies Corporation has a gross margin of 33.60%, an operating margin of 12.00% and a profit margin of 7.60%.Payout ratio for Sensient Technologies Corporation is 45.70%. Return on assets come to 6.10% with return on investment coming to 8.40%.

Insider ownership for Sensient Technologies Corporation, is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 91.90%. Outstanding shares are at 45.24. While shares float is 43.96. The float short is currently 2.23%, and short ratio is 5.65.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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