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 a possible profit of 16.41 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 116, which equates to a potential downside of -12.88 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -6.17 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.09 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.69 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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.

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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. IFF has a PEG ratio of 1.92.

In the trailing 52-weeks, IFF hit 143.64 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 113.16. Today's price is 17.67 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 7.3 percent. 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 market cap of IFF is $10.51 billion. IFF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.