Peel Hunt Reiterates a “Buy” Rating on Watkin Jones Plc (LON:WJG) and GBX 230.00 Target; Sensient Technologies (SXT) Sentiment Is 1.4

Sensient Technologies Corporation manufactures and markets colors, flavors, and fragrances in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.13 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Flavors & Fragrances Group, and Color Group. It has a 29.78 P/E ratio. The Flavors & Fragrances Group segment develops, makes, and supplies systems products, including flavor-delivery systems, and compounded and blended products; ingredient products, such as essential oils, natural and synthetic flavors, and aroma chemicals; chili powder; paprika; chili pepper; and dehydrated vegetables comprising parsley, celery, and spinach.

Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 230.00 target price per share on the 542.45 million GBP market cap company or 8.36% upside potential. In an analyst report shared with investors and clients on 16 January, Watkin Jones Plc (LON:WJG) stock had its “Buy” Rating maintained by equity research analysts at Peel Hunt.

Garrison Financial Corp holds 2.25% of its portfolio in Sensient Technologies Corporation for 52,179 shares. Tributary Capital Management Llc owns 238,051 shares or 1.57% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lloyds Banking Group Plc has 1.28% invested in the company for 1,675 shares. The California-based Snyder Capital Management L P has invested 1.21% in the stock. Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc Ny, a New York-based fund reported 182,728 shares.

The stock decreased 1.72% or $1.26 during the last trading session, reaching $72.09. About 338,214 shares traded or 62.93% up from the average. Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT) has risen 20.27% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.57% the S&P500.

Analysts await Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.84 earnings per share, up 5.00% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.8 per share. SXT’s profit will be $36.52M for 21.46 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.89 actual earnings per share reported by Sensient Technologies Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.62% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 4.68% or GBX 9.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 212.5. About 576,666 shares traded or 37.96% up from the average. Watkin Jones Plc (LON:WJG) has 0.00% since January 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Watkin Jones Plc (LON:WJG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Watkin Jones Plc has GBX 250 highest and GBX 125 lowest target. GBX 235’s average target is 10.59% above currents GBX 212.5 stock price. Watkin Jones Plc had 28 analyst reports since April 8, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Beaufort Securities maintained Watkin Jones Plc (LON:WJG) on Friday, December 23 with “Speculative Buy” rating. The stock of Watkin Jones Plc (LON:WJG) earned “Buy” rating by Peel Hunt on Wednesday, January 18. The firm earned “Speculative Buy” rating on Friday, November 18 by Beaufort Securities. Peel Hunt maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 225 target in Thursday, June 1 report. The stock of Watkin Jones Plc (LON:WJG) earned “Buy” rating by Peel Hunt on Wednesday, April 26. Peel Hunt maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 230 target in Wednesday, September 27 report. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Buy” on Monday, January 15. Beaufort Securities maintained the stock with “Speculative Buy” rating in Thursday, August 31 report. As per Friday, April 8, the company rating was maintained by Beaufort Securities. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, June 29 by Peel Hunt.

Watkin Jones plc operates as a construction and development firm in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 542.45 million GBP. It develops and constructs multi occupancy property assets focusing on student accommodations. It has a 15.74 P/E ratio. The firm operates through three divisions: Student Accommodation Development, Residential Development, and Student Accommodation Management.