Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky decreased its holdings in shares of Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT) by 8.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 8,100 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 700 shares during the period. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky’s holdings in Sensient Technologies Corporation were worth $652,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its holdings in shares of Sensient Technologies Corporation by 5,636.7% during the first quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,721 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $136,000 after purchasing an additional 1,691 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in shares of Sensient Technologies Corporation by 8.5% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,774 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $143,000 after purchasing an additional 139 shares during the period. Acrospire Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Sensient Technologies Corporation by 118.2% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 2,584 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $208,000 after purchasing an additional 1,400 shares during the period. World Asset Management Inc lifted its holdings in shares of Sensient Technologies Corporation by 1.1% during the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 2,769 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $223,000 after purchasing an additional 30 shares during the period. Finally, Nomura Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Sensient Technologies Corporation during the first quarter worth about $235,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.96% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE SXT) opened at 78.60 on Tuesday. Sensient Technologies Corporation has a 12-month low of $68.51 and a 12-month high of $84.98. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $75.57 and its 200-day moving average price is $78.28. The firm has a market cap of $3.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.66 and a beta of 1.09.

Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87. The firm had revenue of $338.48 million for the quarter. Sensient Technologies Corporation had a return on equity of 17.15% and a net margin of 8.16%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Sensient Technologies Corporation will post $3.42 EPS for the current year.

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In other news, Director Joseph Carleone purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 24th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $75.32 per share, for a total transaction of $75,320.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.95% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on SXT shares. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of Sensient Technologies Corporation in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Berenberg Bank started coverage on Sensient Technologies Corporation in a report on Friday, September 22nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $88.30 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Sensient Technologies Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 15th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Sensient Technologies Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd.

Sensient Technologies Corporation Profile

Sensient Technologies Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. The Company uses technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT)

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