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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 582.43, and so far today it has a volume of 218000. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 9.15%.

To help you determine whether International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.58 and forward P/E is 21.84. PEG perhaps more useful shows that International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.28. P/S ratio is 3.4 and the P/B ratio is 6.32. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 19.49 and 62.93 respectively.

At the current price International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is trading at, 129.38 (-0.12% today), International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.73%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 42.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.06, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.77% after growing 2.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -6.20%, and 1.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 79.67, and the number of shares float is 78.73. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 85.60%. The float short is 4.15%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.61. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.60%, 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 2.7, and quick ratio is 1.8. Long term debt/equity is 0.84 and total debt/equity is 0.92. In terms of margins, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a gross margin of 45.00%, with its operating margin at 19.60%, and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a profit margin of 13.40%.

The 52 week high is -1.03%, with 34.30% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.21% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.54%.

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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