Analyst Ratings for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, IFF was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 18 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for IFF by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 155, implying potential capital gains of 16.41 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 116, which equates to a potential downside of -12.88 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -6.17 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.09 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.69 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of IFF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 13.83 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. IFF has a PEG ratio of 1.92.

IFF has traded between a high of 143.64 and a low of 113.16 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 17.67 percent, and below the high by 7.3 percent. IFF has a price/earnings ratio of 26.5. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The IFF value stock report compares IFF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of IFF is $10.51 billion. IFF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.