IFF stock: buy or sell?
February 21st, 2020
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, creates, manufactures, and supplies flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products.
Should I buy IFF stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with International Flavors & Fragrances stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is International Flavors & Fragrances stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for IFF stock for the last 30 days.
IFF stock analysis
International Flavors & Fragrances declined an unpleasant -0.38% and closed at $132.18.
International Flavors & Fragrances shares declined -0.38% to $132.18 today. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on January/15, IFF climbed $2.88 (2.23%).
International Flavors & Fragrances shares dropped -2.72% this week, ending at $132.18. Early February IFF climbed a dazzling 6.35% in just one week.
IFF marked an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top early February at $143.87, price slid and bounced up back from $128.53. Breaking down under $128.53 would cancel the current uptrend and it might test lower supports. Note that $143.87 might act as a resistance line. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid January, IFF climbed $6.19 (4.91%).
IFF stock price history
IFF stock historical price chart
IFF stock reached 52-week highs on June at $150.37, and all-time highs 2018-01-17 with a price of 150.57.
IFF stock price targetHow much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price prediction for International Flavors & Fragrances stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per Share, International Flavors & Fragrances failed to meet the estimates of the experts and reported an awful EPS of $1.22 per share when experts were expecting $1.34.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, International Flavors & Fragrances annual revenues boosted an astounding 17.03% to $3,977.54 million USD from $3,398.72 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained steady a -0.22% to 8.48%.
|2013||$2,950 M||-||$354 M12.0%||-|
|2014||$3,089 M||4.70%||$415 M13.4%||17.25%|
|2015||$3,023 M||-2.12%||$419 M13.9%||1.13%|
|2016||$3,116 M||3.08%||$405 M13.0%||-3.39%|
|2017||$3,399 M||9.06%||$296 M8.7%||-27.00%|
|2018||$3,978 M||17.03%||$337 M8.5%||14.08%|
Quarterly financial resultsInternational Flavors & Fragrances reported $1,219.05 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 34.32% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $13.02 M with a profit margin of 1.07%. Profit margin fell a -9.48% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 10.55%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, International Flavors & Fragrances sales marked an outstanding gain and climbed a 42.64%.
|2017-Q1||$828 M||-||$115 M13.9%||-|
|2017-Q2||$843 M||1.76%||$110 M13.0%||-5.08%|
|2017-Q3||$873 M||3.57%||$110 M12.6%||0.60%|
|2017-Q4||$855 M||-2.10%||$-40 M-4.7%||-136.42%|
|2018-Q1||$931 M||8.93%||$129 M13.9%||-422.29%|
|2018-Q2||$920 M||-1.17%||$99 M10.8%||-23.39%|
|2018-Q3||$908 M||-1.36%||$96 M10.5%||-3.46%|
|2018-Q4||$1,219 M||34.32%||$13 M1.1%||-86.40%|
International Flavors & Fragrances ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For International Flavors & Fragrances, 0.29% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for IFF stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to International Flavors & Fragrances:
|Market cap||$14.1 B|
|Total shares||106.8 M|
|Float shares||85.2 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||99.5%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.3%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, February 21st, 2020|
|Day range||$131.28 - $133.83|
|Average true range||$3.61|
|50d mov avg||$131.30|
|100d mov avg||$129.18|
|200d mov avg||$130.16|
International Flavors & Fragrances performanceTo better understand International Flavors & Fragrances performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared International Flavors & Fragrances against in the following table:
International Flavors & Fragrances competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as International Flavors & Fragrances competitor. This doesn't mean International Flavors & Fragrances does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
Latest IFF stock news
- Seeking AlphaInternational Flavors & Fragrances: Strong Sales Growth To Drive Earnings ForwardJanuary 29, 2019