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.

IFF was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 155, which equates to a potential upside of 16.41 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 116, implying a possible loss of -12.88 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. 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. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of IFF to grow at a rate of 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. 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. 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. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.