The Latest Analyst Ratings For Intl Flavors & Fragrances


Intl Flavors & Fragrances IFF underwent analysis by 13 analysts in the last quarter, revealing a spectrum of viewpoints from bullish to bearish.

The table below offers a condensed view of their recent ratings, showcasing the changing sentiments over the past 30 days and comparing them to the preceding months.

Bullish Somewhat Bullish Indifferent Somewhat Bearish Bearish
Total Ratings 2 4 6 1 0
Last 30D 0 0 1 0 0
1M Ago 1 0 0 1 0
2M Ago 1 2 1 0 0
3M Ago 0 2 4 0 0

Analysts have recently evaluated Intl Flavors & Fragrances and provided 12-month price targets. The average target is $89.31, accompanied by a high estimate of $100.00 and a low estimate of $75.00. Surpassing the previous average price target of $84.46, the current average has increased by 5.74%.

Breaking Down Analyst Ratings: A Detailed Examination

The standing of Intl Flavors & Fragrances among financial experts becomes clear with a thorough analysis of recent analyst actions. The summary below outlines key analysts, their recent evaluations, and adjustments to ratings and price targets.

Analyst Analyst Firm Action Taken Rating Current Price Target Prior Price Target
John Roberts Mizuho Raises Neutral $98.00 $91.00
Lauren Lieberman Barclays Raises Underweight $75.00 $69.00
Patrick Cunningham Citigroup Raises Buy $100.00 $81.00
Michael Sison Wells Fargo Raises Overweight $100.00 $90.00
Lisa De Neve Morgan Stanley Raises Overweight $96.00 $89.00
David Bellinger Deutsche Bank Raises Buy $100.00 $90.00
John Roberts Mizuho Raises Neutral $91.00 $83.00
John Roberts Mizuho Raises Neutral $83.00 $82.00
Patrick Cunningham Citigroup Lowers Neutral $81.00 $85.00
Michael Sison Wells Fargo Raises Overweight $90.00 $85.00
Ghansham Panjabi Baird Raises Outperform $85.00 $80.00
Christopher Parkinson Mizuho Lowers Neutral $82.00 $86.00
Mark Astrachan Stifel Lowers Hold $80.00 $87.00

Key Insights:

  • Action Taken: Analysts respond to changes in market conditions and company performance, frequently updating their recommendations. Whether they 'Maintain', 'Raise' or 'Lower' their stance, it reflects their reaction to recent developments related to Intl Flavors & Fragrances. This information offers a snapshot of how analysts perceive the current state of the company.
  • Rating: Offering a comprehensive view, analysts assess stocks qualitatively, spanning from 'Outperform' to 'Underperform'. These ratings convey expectations for the relative performance of Intl Flavors & Fragrances compared to the broader market.
  • Price Targets: Analysts explore the dynamics of price targets, providing estimates for the future value of Intl Flavors & Fragrances's stock. This examination reveals shifts in analysts' expectations over time.

Navigating through these analyst evaluations alongside other financial indicators can contribute to a holistic understanding of Intl Flavors & Fragrances's market standing. Stay informed and make data-driven decisions with our Ratings Table.

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Unveiling the Story Behind Intl Flavors & Fragrances

International Flavors & Fragrances is the largest specialty ingredients producer globally. The company sells ingredients for the food, beverage, health, household goods, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries. The company makes proprietary formulations, partnering with customers to deliver custom solutions. The nourish segment, which generates roughly half of revenue, is a leading flavor producer and also sell texturants, plant-based proteins, and other ingredients. The health and biosciences business, which generates around one fourth of revenue, is a global leader in probiotics and enzymes. IFF is also one of the leading fragrance producers in the world.

Intl Flavors & Fragrances's Economic Impact: An Analysis

Market Capitalization: Surpassing industry standards, the company's market capitalization asserts its dominance in terms of size, suggesting a robust market position.

Decline in Revenue: Over the 3 months period, Intl Flavors & Fragrances faced challenges, resulting in a decline of approximately -4.96% in revenue growth as of 31 December, 2023. This signifies a reduction in the company's top-line earnings. As compared to competitors, the company encountered difficulties, with a growth rate lower than the average among peers in the Materials sector.

Net Margin: The company's net margin is below industry benchmarks, signaling potential difficulties in achieving strong profitability. With a net margin of -96.45%, the company may need to address challenges in effective cost control.

Return on Equity (ROE): Intl Flavors & Fragrances's ROE lags behind industry averages, suggesting challenges in maximizing returns on equity capital. With an ROE of -16.51%, the company may face hurdles in achieving optimal financial performance.

Return on Assets (ROA): Intl Flavors & Fragrances's ROA is below industry standards, pointing towards difficulties in efficiently utilizing assets. With an ROA of -8.1%, the company may encounter challenges in delivering satisfactory returns from its assets.

Debt Management: Intl Flavors & Fragrances's debt-to-equity ratio is below the industry average. With a ratio of 0.74, the company relies less on debt financing, maintaining a healthier balance between debt and equity, which can be viewed positively by investors.

The Significance of Analyst Ratings Explained

Analysts work in banking and financial systems and typically specialize in reporting for stocks or defined sectors. Analysts may attend company conference calls and meetings, research company financial statements, and communicate with insiders to publish "analyst ratings" for stocks. Analysts typically rate each stock once per quarter.

In addition to their assessments, some analysts extend their insights by offering predictions for key metrics such as earnings, revenue, and growth estimates. This supplementary information provides further guidance for traders. It is crucial to recognize that, despite their specialization, analysts are human and can only provide forecasts based on their beliefs.

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