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Is International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.(NYSE: IFF), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is in the Specialty Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., is 421.35, and so far today it has a volume of 574500. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 19.41%.

To help you determine whether International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 26.97 and forward P/E is 23.49. PEG perhaps more useful shows that International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.25. P/S ratio is 3.67 and the P/B ratio is 6.71. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 20.77 and 78.37 respectively.

At the current price International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is trading at, 140.9 (-0.70% today), International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.82%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 42.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.23, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.82% after growing 2.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.60%, and 3.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 79.59, and the number of shares float is 78.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 86.00%. The float short is 3.06%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.7. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.50%, and also a return on investment of 17.60%.

The ability for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.8, and quick ratio is 2. Long term debt/equity is 0.81 and total debt/equity is 0.89. In terms of margins, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a gross margin of 45.30%, with its operating margin at 19.90%, and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a profit margin of 13.70%.

The 52 week high is -0.84%, with 46.92% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.23% and the 200 day simple moving average is 15.72%.

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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