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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 138.54 (0.49% today). The market cap for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is 10919.72, 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 26.51, and a forward P/E of 23.17. Average volume for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is 467.47 and so far today it is 171500.

Performance in the last year for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has been 29.69%. For EPS growth, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has seen a growth of 2.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.60%. 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 5.59%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.30%.

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 16.88%. With International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. trading at 138.54, the dividend yield is 1.85%, and the EPS is 5.23.

So could International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 26.51. The PEG is 3.19, P/S is 3.57 and the P/B is at 6.6. The P/cash is 20.22, with P/free cash flow at 76.31.

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 86.20%. Outstanding shares are at 78.82. While shares float is 78.61. The float short is currently 3.66%, and short ratio is 6.15.

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