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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 10767.47. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is 137.35 (with a change from open of 0.68%), this in conjunction with a target price of 146.2. Volume today has so far reached 66222, with an average volume of about 435.29. The GAP for this stock, is 0.42%.

The P/E ratio is 26, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.67. The current EPS for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., is 5.23, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 2.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 14.61%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.77% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.30%. Quarter over quarter is 12.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 86.00%. Shares outstanding is 79.26, while shares float is at a value of 78.62. Float short for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is 3.06% and the short ratio is 5.52.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.81, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.89. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.8, and the quick ratio is 2. The most recent gross margin is 45.30% and their operating margin is 19.90%. The profit margin is 13.70%.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has seen returns on assets of 10.50%, and on investment, 17.60%. Return on equity is 25.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.13. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.52, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.47 and Price/cash is 19.94, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 75.24.

The simple moving averages are 1.70% and 12.68% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.76% and the 52 week low is 42.57%.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.88%, with a current price of 137.35. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 42.70%. This is in an industry, Specialty Chemicals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Specialty Chemicals industry means that International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.82%, with performance for the month coming to 1.21%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 8.73%, and for the half year the performance is 28.75%. Volatility for this week is 1.46% and for the month this is 1.25%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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