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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for IFF. The highest price target was 155, implying a possible profit of 16.41 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 116, implying a possible loss of -12.88 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.09 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.69 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

IFF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 13.83 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of IFF is 1.92.

In the trailing 52-weeks, IFF hit 143.64 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 113.16. Currently the stock is 17.67 percent higher than its low, 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.