International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) Trending In The Right Direction

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.’s stock (NYSE:IFF) has been rated as Sell by Societe Generale. This latest rating was contained in a recent research note published by the firm on December 16, 2019. Some experts on Wall Street have also posted a report on International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) stock.

Citigroup rated the stock as a Neutral in a research noted published on December 16, 2019. Citigroup rated the stock as a Buy in a research note published on November 22, 2019.

As it stands, a total of 16 analysts are covering IFF stock, with 4 of them rating it as a Buy while 2 of them rating it as Overweight. 7 analysts meanwhile advised investors to Hold, 0 rated it as Underweight while the 3 rated it as a Sell. A look at the overall ratings means that International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) stock has an average rating of Hold.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) which is currently valued at 14.55 billion. In recent quarter, the company recorded a revenue of 1.28 billion, which was lower than the forecast of 1.3 billion made by some analysts. For that same quarter, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) posted $1.32 earnings per share (EPS) which was above the analyst consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.03, which represents an increase by 2.30%.

The stock market has a tendency to become sophisticated sometimes, even for seasoned investors and traders. Even when a trader got what he/she had expected, the market sometimes decides to move in the opposite direction. This volatility sometimes leads to some traders doubting and second-guessing their moves. This is why getting to know historical price performance, as well as both long-term and short-term trends, is very important. Over the past one week, IFF price has surged by 4.67%. A look at its price performance over the past three months sees the stock go up by 9.03%, while it has lost -9.19% over the past six months and -2.73% since the start of the year.

Let us now look at some of its likely support and resistance level. Recent research on International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has seen its stock trading -8.84% below its three-month high price. A look at the other side also sees stock trading +10.97% above its three-month low. A wider look sees IFF trading -8.84% below its 52-week high and 23.92% above from its 52-week low price.

Shareholders of the company sometimes like to find out how their investments are growing. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has so far given an ROE of 6.30%. When the ROE is low, it means that the company isn’t generating enough profits. The Return on Assets (ROA) ratio meanwhile is an indication of how profitable a company is relative to the total asset it owns. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF)’s ROA at the moment stands at 2.90%. Any company that is managing its assets better will have a higher return while one that manages assets poorly would result in low returns.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has a return on investment (ROI) of 4.40%. The higher the ROI percentage, the higher the profit exceeds the costs, thus analysts consider such investments as an overall gain. A negative ROI, however, means that the cost is higher than the profits, a scenario analysts consider as a net loss.

Let us now take a look at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF)’s trading volatility. Its 7-day volatility is around 2.04%, while it has a monthly volatility of 2.02%. IFF has an ATR (Average True Range) of 2.75 and a beta factor of 0.90. The volatility of a stock is an indication of the stock’s drop or gain in case the wider market drops or surges. A beta score higher than 1 means that a stock is highly volatile while below 1 means that the volatility of a stock is low.

The price of IFF lifted by $0.64 during the normal trading session on Wednesday to trade at $129.94. The International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) stock has a trading volume of 1.05 million shares, which is low, compared to its average daily volume of 1.15M shares.