IFF stock: buy or sell?

IFF stock price: $132.18 -0.38% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020


International Flavors & Fragrances shares declined -0.38% to $132.18 today. With Friday it's been 5 sliding days in a row, loosing $-4.56 (-3.27%).

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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean IFF will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

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

Daily outlook

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%).

IFF stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 target

How 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.
IFF earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 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%.

IFF annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$2,950 M-$354 M12.0%-
2014$3,089 M4.70%$415 M13.4%17.25%
2015$3,023 M-2.12%$419 M13.9%1.13%
2016$3,116 M3.08%$405 M13.0%-3.39%
2017$3,399 M9.06%$296 M8.7%-27.00%
2018$3,978 M17.03%$337 M8.5%14.08%

Quarterly financial results

International 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%.
IFF quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$828 M-$115 M13.9%-
2017-Q2$843 M1.76%$110 M13.0%-5.08%
2017-Q3$873 M3.57%$110 M12.6%0.60%
2017-Q4$855 M-2.10%$-40 M-4.7%-136.42%
2018-Q1$931 M8.93%$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 M34.32%$13 M1.1%-86.40%

International Flavors & Fragrances ownership

When 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 shares106.8 M
Float shares85.2 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)99.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%

IFF summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Day range$131.28 - $133.83
Previous close$132.69
Session gain-0.38%
Average true range$3.61
50d mov avg$131.30
100d mov avg$129.18
200d mov avg$130.16
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb03a

International Flavors & Fragrances performance

To 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:
IFFInternational Fla...-5.03%25.62%5.46%

International Flavors & Fragrances competitors

Unfortunately, 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.

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