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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 11301.78. 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 142 (with a change from open of 0.25%), this in conjunction with a target price of 147.93. Volume today has so far reached 357600, with an average volume of about 383.52. The GAP for this stock, is 0.27%.

The P/E ratio is 27.18, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 23.67. 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 20.35%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.82% 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 79.59, 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 6.26.

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 3.27. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.7, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.77 and Price/cash is 20.93, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 78.98.

The simple moving averages are 4.60% and 16.29% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.06% and the 52 week low is 48.07%.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.80%, with a current price of 142. 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 1.10%, with performance for the month coming to 3.78%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 15.21%, and for the half year the performance is 43.10%. Volatility for this week is 0.90% and for the month this is 1.12%.

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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