News headlines about International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. International Flavors & Fragrances earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.652739759233 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered International Flavors & Fragrances from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. KeyCorp upped their price objective on International Flavors & Fragrances from $148.00 to $156.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating and set a $160.00 price objective on shares of International Flavors & Fragrances in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $166.00 target price (up from $151.00) on shares of International Flavors & Fragrances in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $147.50.
Shares of International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) opened at $153.78 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $12,140.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.46, a P/E/G ratio of 2.87 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a current ratio of 2.66, a quick ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. International Flavors & Fragrances has a fifty-two week low of $114.77 and a fifty-two week high of $157.22.
International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $872.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $847.63 million. International Flavors & Fragrances had a return on equity of 27.13% and a net margin of 12.57%. The business’s revenue was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.34 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that International Flavors & Fragrances will post 5.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th were given a $0.69 dividend. This represents a $2.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.79%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. International Flavors & Fragrances’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 52.87%.
In related news, EVP Anne Chwat sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $149.61, for a total transaction of $448,830.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 39,157 shares in the company, valued at $5,858,278.77. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. 0.48% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About International Flavors & Fragrances
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc creates, manufactures and supplies flavors and fragrances (including cosmetic active ingredients) used to impart or improve flavor or fragrance in a range of consumer products. The Company operates in two segments: Flavors and Fragrances. The Flavors segment offers flavor compounds that are sold to the food and beverage industries for use in consumer products, such as prepared foods, beverages, dairy, food and sweet products.
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