International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) was Initiated by Bernstein to “Outperform” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $160. Bernstein advised their investors in a research report released on Sep 19, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc was Downgraded by Gabelli & Co to ” Hold” on Aug 10, 2016. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc was Initiated by Berenberg to “Buy” on Jul 20, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Aug 8, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.40. The company had revenue of $793.48 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $786.18 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.29 EPS.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc opened for trading at $135.19 and hit $136.17 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $135.85, with a gain of 0.42% or 0.57 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 453,697 shares. Company has a market cap of $10,813 M.
Investors should note that on Aug 3, 2016, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc announced a cash dividend of $0.6400. The company’s management has announced Sep 22, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 26, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 6, 2016.
In a different news, on Aug 17, 2016, Nicolas Mirzayantz (Group President Fragrance) sold 3,881 shares at $135.84 per share price. According to the SEC, on Oct 22, 2015, Francisco Fortanet (EVP, Operations) sold 1,150 shares at $113.42 per share price. On Oct 14, 2015, Ahmet Baydar (EVP, Research & Development) sold 1,700 shares at $109.31 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) creates manufactures and supplies flavors and fragrances for the food beverage personal care and household products industries either in the form of compounds or individual ingredients. The company operates in two segments: Flavors and Fragrances. 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. Fragrances segment offers fragrance compounds including fine and fragrance ingredients. The Company’s products are sold principally to manufacturers of perfumes and cosmetics hair and other personal care products soaps and detergents cleaning products dairy meat and other processed foods beverages snacks and savory foods sweet and baked goods and pharmaceutical and oral care products.