Sensient Technologies Corporation ( SXT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 04, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.27 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 01, 2016. Shareholders who purchased SXT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that SXT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $68.01, the dividend yield is 1.59%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SXT was $68.01, representing a -3.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $70.53 and a 29.08% 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 $2.35. Zacks Investment Research reports SXT's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 5.03%, compared to an industry average of 8.9%.
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The following ETF(s) have SXT as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is UYM with an increase of 13.19% over the last 100 days. SMLV has the highest percent weighting of SXT at 1.83%.
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