International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) Institutional Investor Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

 International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) Institutional Investor Sentiment

Sentiment for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF)

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) institutional sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.29, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. The ratio improved, as 179 funds increased or opened new stock positions, while 165 reduced and sold equity positions in International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now hold: 53.47 million shares, down from 54.06 million shares in 2017Q2. Also, the number of funds holding International Flavors & Fragrances Inc in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 5 to 5 for the same number . Sold All: 21 Reduced: 144 Increased: 126 New Position: 53.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, creates, makes, and supplies flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products. The company has market cap of $12.14 billion. It operates through two divisions, Flavors and Fragrances. It has a 29.46 P/E ratio. The Flavors segment offers flavor compounds primarily to the food and beverage industries for use in consumer products, such as prepared foods, beverages, dairy, food, and sweet products.

The stock increased 0.11% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $153.7. About 366,703 shares traded or 39.88% up from the average. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) has risen 5.32% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.38% the S&P500.

Analysts await International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $1.30 earnings per share, up 6.56 % or $0.08 from last year’s $1.22 per share. IFF’s profit will be $102.67M for 29.56 P/E if the $1.30 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.47 actual earnings per share reported by International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.56 % negative EPS growth.

Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc holds 6.39% of its portfolio in International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. for 250,000 shares. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc owns 75,660 shares or 3.29% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Front Barnett Associates Llc has 3.08% invested in the company for 122,623 shares. The New York-based Stone Run Capital Llc has invested 2.95% in the stock. Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii, a New York-based fund reported 32,638 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 11 buys, and 4 sales for $76.69 million activity.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 44% of Internationa Flavors & Fragrances’s analysts are positive. Out of 16 Wall Street analysts rating Internationa Flavors & Fragrances, 7 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 8 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $103 while the high is $166. The stock’s average target of $148.86 is -3.15% below today’s ($153.7) share price. IFF was included in 31 notes of analysts from August 11, 2015. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 7. Berenberg initiated the shares of IFF in report on Wednesday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas on Friday, January 6 to “Neutral”. As per Friday, August 21, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, October 16. The rating was downgraded by Consumer Edge Research to “Neutral” on Thursday, February 16. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $162 target in Wednesday, November 8 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 16 by Argus Research. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 10.

More notable recent International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Here’s Why You Should Hold on to International Flavors (IFF)” on September 15, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Q2 2017 Results – Earnings Call …” published on August 09, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, International Flavors …” on December 26, 2017. More interesting news about International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “International Flavors & Fragrances: A Dividend Achiever Worth Reviewing” published on September 27, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Vision 2020: International Flavors & Fragrances’ Strategic Plan” with publication date: November 27, 2017.

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