Sensient Technologies Corporation ( SXT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 03, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2017. Shareholders who purchased SXT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.11% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of SXT was $76.51, representing a -8.23% decrease from the 52 week high of $83.38 and a 45.21% increase over the 52 week low of $52.69.
SXT is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ). SXT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.54. Zacks Investment Research reports SXT's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 4.92%, compared to an industry average of 1.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SXT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SXT as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio ( PYZ )
- iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF ( IYM )
- VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Wtd ETF ( CIZ )
- VictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Wtd ETF ( CSA )
- VictoryShares US Discovery Enhanced Volatility Wtd ETF ( CSF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is CSA with an increase of 14.31% over the last 100 days. PYZ has the highest percent weighting of SXT at 2.68%.