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 maximum price target given was 155, implying potential capital gains of 16.41 percent. The lowest price target was 116, implying a possible loss of -12.88 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -6.17 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.09 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of IFF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 13.83 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 7.3 percent lower than its 52-week high. IFF has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $10.51 billion. IFF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.