International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) Sentiment Report

January 14, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

 International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) Sentiment Report

Sentiment for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF)

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) institutional sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.29, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. The ratio improved, as 179 investment professionals started new or increased equity positions, while 165 sold and reduced their positions in International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 53.47 million shares, down from 54.06 million shares in 2017Q2. Also, the number of investment professionals holding International Flavors & Fragrances Inc in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 5 to 5 for the same number . Sold All: 21 Reduced: 144 Increased: 126 New Position: 53.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, creates, makes, and supplies flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products. The company has market cap of $12.14 billion. It operates through two divisions, Flavors and Fragrances. It has a 29.46 P/E ratio. The Flavors segment offers flavor compounds primarily to the food and beverage industries for use in consumer products, such as prepared foods, beverages, dairy, food, and sweet products.

The stock increased 0.11% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $153.7. About 366,703 shares traded or 39.88% up from the average. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) has risen 5.32% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.38% the S&P500.

Analysts await International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $1.30 EPS, up 6.56 % or $0.08 from last year’s $1.22 per share. IFF’s profit will be $102.67M for 29.56 P/E if the $1.30 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.47 actual EPS reported by International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.56 % negative EPS growth.

Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc holds 6.39% of its portfolio in International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. for 250,000 shares. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc owns 75,660 shares or 3.29% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Front Barnett Associates Llc has 3.08% invested in the company for 122,623 shares. The New York-based Stone Run Capital Llc has invested 2.95% in the stock. Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii, a New York-based fund reported 32,638 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 11 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $76.69 million activity.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 44% of Internationa Flavors & Fragrances’s analysts are positive. Out of 16 Wall Street analysts rating Internationa Flavors & Fragrances, 7 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 8 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $103 while the high is $166. The stock’s average target of $148.86 is -3.15% below today’s ($153.7) share price. IFF was included in 31 notes of analysts from August 11, 2015. The stock of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Monday, September 18. The company was upgraded on Thursday, February 23 by UBS. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Monday, October 16. The stock of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Tuesday, August 9. As per Thursday, February 11, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. Berenberg initiated the shares of IFF in report on Wednesday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 1 by Edward Jones. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) on Monday, March 14 with “Overweight” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 25 by Stifel Nicolaus.

More notable recent International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “International Flavors & Fragrances: A Dividend Achiever Worth Reviewing” on September 27, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, International Flavors …” published on December 26, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Vision 2020: International Flavors & Fragrances’ Strategic Plan” on November 27, 2017. More interesting news about International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Q3 2017 Results – Earnings Call …” published on November 07, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Here’s Why You Should Hold on to International Flavors (IFF)” with publication date: September 15, 2017.

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