Stock of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) performance and profitability takes another direction

At the time of writing, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. [IFF] stock is trading at $99.15, up down -2.37%. Until recently, the best way to gauge how the stock has performed was to look at its short-term value. The IFF shares have lost -8.18% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -13.97%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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From an analyst’s perspective:

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. [NYSE: IFF] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on June 27, 2022, when Credit Suisse initiated its Outperform rating and assigned the stock a price target of $145. Previously, Jefferies downgraded its rating to Hold on June 16, 2022, and dropped its price target to $101. On March 24, 2022, downgrade downgraded it’s rating to Hold and revised its price target to $144 on the stock. Stifel upgraded its rating to a Buy and increased its price target to $160 on January 26, 2022. Jefferies initiated its recommendation with a Buy and recommended $180 as its price target on January 13, 2022. Mizuho started tracking with a Neutral rating for this stock on October 13, 2021, and assigned it a price target of $154. In a note dated July 20, 2021, Redburn initiated an Buy rating.

For the past year, the stock price of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. fluctuated between $100.83 and $155.00. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $141.79 within the next 12 months. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. [NYSE: IFF] shares were valued at $99.15 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 43.01% based on the average price forecast.

Analyzing the IFF fundamentals

According to International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. [NYSE:IFF], the company’s sales were 3.31 billion in the recent quarter, which represents an 7.10% jump. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +25.75% with Operating Margin at +7.65%, Pretax Margin comes in at +3.04%, and Net Margin reading is +2.30%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 97.98 points at the first support level, and at 96.80 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 101.45, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 103.74.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. [IFF] reported earnings per share of $1.67 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 3/30/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $1.33/share, meaning a difference of $0.34 and a surprise factor of 25.60%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 12/30/2021 were $1.01 per share as compared to estimates of $0.96 per share, a difference of $0.05 representing a surprise of 5.20%.

Ratios To Look Out For

It is important to note that International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. [NYSE:IFF] has a current ratio of 1.60. As well, the Quick Ratio is 1.23, while the Cash Ratio is 0.20. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 3.14, the price to book ratio is 1.82 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 39.82.

Transactions by insiders

Insider trading has also been a hot topic recently, with 0 insiders purchasing 0 shares and 1 selling 10,000 shares in the past 3 months. Recent insider trading involved Fortanet Francisco, EVP, Operations, that happened on Aug 11 when 10000.0 shares were sold. President, Scent, Fauchon de Villeplee Christoph completed a deal on Jun 01 to sell 629.0 shares. Meanwhile, President, Scent Fauchon de Villeplee Christoph sold 630.0 shares on May 02.