Sensient Technologies Cuts 2009 Profit Outlook

MILWAUKEE (AP) ¿ Sensient Technologies Corp. on Friday lowered its 2009 earnings forecast due to "soft economic conditions."

The maker of flavors, fragrances and colors, which also reported a 5 percent decline in its third-quarter profit, cut its full-year outlook for earnings per share to $1.85 to $1.90. Earlier this year the company had predicted $1.90 to $1.95 per share.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect, on average, $1.97 per share.

In morning trading, shares of Sensient Technologies fell $2.24, or 7.7 percent, to $28.87.

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