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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 10514.57. 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 129.47 (with a change from open of -0.41%), this in conjunction with a target price of 147.93. Volume today has so far reached 526850, with an average volume of about 380.21. The GAP for this stock, is -1.03%.

The P/E ratio is 25.14, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.9. 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 11.32%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.80% 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 0.10% and institutional ownership is 86.20%. Shares outstanding is 80.05, while shares float is at a value of 78.62. Float short for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is 2.79% and the short ratio is 5.77.

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 3.03. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.44, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.26 and Price/cash is 19.47, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 73.48.

The simple moving averages are -5.54% and 4.96% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.86% and the 52 week low is 35.00%.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.95%, with a current price of 129.47. 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 -5.20%, with performance for the month coming to -2.27%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.15%, and for the half year the performance is 21.38%. Volatility for this week is 1.73% and for the month this is 1.30%.

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