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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., IFF

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., IFF is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Specialty Chemicals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., IFF  has a market cap of 10687.46. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., IFF performance year to date is 14.10%. Today International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., IFF has gained -0.33%, with a current price of 134.81.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 42.30%. Return of assets are at 10.60%, with return on investment at 17.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., IFF is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.84. While Total debt/equity is 0.92. With a profit margin of 13.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 45.00%, and operating margin of 19.60%. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.7, while the quick ratio is 1.8.

For the last year International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., IFF has seen a EPS growth of 2.00%. A performance for the year of 24.12%. The 52-week high is -0.33%, and the 52-week low is 39.93%. The average volume for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., IFF is 83870.

With a target price of 128.57, can International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., IFF reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., IFF. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a P/E of 26.74 and a forward P/E of 22.82. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.43. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.53 and 6.61 respectively. For P/cash, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a value of 20.21, while it is 65.25 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 134.81, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.66%. We see a return on equity of 25.30%.

Looking more long-term International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.65% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 2.00% for this year and for the last five years a 9.60% growth has been seen.

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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