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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF)?

The company in question is, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) currently with a stock price of 135.89 (1.24% today). The market cap for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is 10718.81, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Specialty Chemicals industry. The target price for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is 142.63. Currently International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is trading with a P/E of 25.69, and a forward P/E of 22.49. Average volume for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is 492.7 and so far today it is 195941.

Performance in the last year for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has been 18.45%. For EPS growth, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has seen a growth of 2.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.74%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.60% over the last five years and could be 8.30% for the next five years. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 12.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.30%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 13.65%.

Since the IPO date for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. on the 12/31/1981, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 13.24%. With International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. trading at 135.89, the dividend yield is 1.91%, and the EPS is 5.23.

So could International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.69. The PEG is 3.09, P/S is 3.51 and the P/B is at 6.39. The P/cash is 19.85, with P/free cash flow at 74.9.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.8, and the quick ratio is 2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.81, and total debt/equity at 0.89.

In terms of margins, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has a gross margin of 45.30%, an operating margin of 25.40% and a profit margin of 17.60%.Payout ratio for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is 41.60%. Return on assets come to 13.50% with return on investment coming to 17.60%.

Insider ownership for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 86.70%. Outstanding shares are at 79.86. While shares float is 78.61. The float short is currently 3.66%, and short ratio is 5.83.

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