Does Wall Street Rate International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) Shares A Sell?

As of Wednesday close, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.’s (NYSE:IFF) stock was up $2.76, moving up 2.44 percent to $115.71. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,479,280 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.46 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,261,865, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,381,808.

Since last month, IFF stock retreated -10.25%. Shares of the company fell to $105.38 on 06/17/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $157.08 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $105.38. Since the beginning of this year, IFF’s stock price has dropped by -23.19% or -$34.94, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -26.34% since its 52-week high.

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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) last reported insider trading activity 22 days ago on Jun 01. Fauchon de Villeplee Christoph, the President, Scent of the company, disposed of 629 shares for $132.59 on Jun 01. It resulted in a $83,399 divestment by the insider. Fauchon de Villeplee Christoph sold 630 shares at an average price of $121.68 on May 02. The insider now owns 8,809 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has a P/E ratio of about 53.18. The stock’s beta is 1.06. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.40, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.41.

The latest dividend of $0.79 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.79. On Thursday August 5 2021, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.20, while its current ratio was 1.90, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.51, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.56. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 33.20% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 7.40%. Based on annual data, IFF earned $3.73 billion in gross profit and brought in $11.66 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 1.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 2.60%.

In International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $10.74 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. IFF’s revenue rose 23.59% to $3.03 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.23 billion. While analysts expected International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. to report $0.96 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.01 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 5.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $644.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. were 18.78 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $12.2 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $254.84 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.’s (IFF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 47.96%, the RSI 9-day stood at 37.89% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. price is down by -1.25% percent or -$1.46. At present, IFF shares trade -10.38% below its 20-day simple moving average and -12.31% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -6.89% below its SMA50 and -23.33% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 23.31% and Stochastic coefficient D was 15.23%, while ATR was 4.48. Given the Stochastic reading of 34.68% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 38.53%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -4.94, while the 14-day reading stands at -10.66.

Analyst Ratings

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. downgraded its rating on International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) to a Hold in a note to investors on June 16, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, IFF is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 4 analysts rate International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. stock as buy, with 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $147.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $101.00 – $195.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) will achieve an average price target of $149.13.


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