Why Balchem (BCPC) Stock Hit an All-Time High Today (Update)

Update (4:05 p.m.): Updated with all-time high price and Thursday market close information.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Balchem  (BCPC) soared to an all-time high of $65.89 on Tuesday after the company, which provides ethylene oxide to medical device manufacturers, announced its acquisition of SensoryEffects, a privately held supplier of customized food and beverage ingredient systems for $567 million in cash.

Balchem said in a statement it expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to its earnings per share. The transaction should close within the next 40 days.

SensoryEffects expects revenue of approximately $260 million and adjusted EBIDTA of approximately $53 million in 2014.

More than 850,000 shares changed hands on Tuesday, up from the average volume of 118,180. The stock hit a low of $56.15 for the day and holds a one-year low of $41.

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