Press coverage about International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. International Flavors & Fragrances earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.356731446025 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) traded up $1.19 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $149.94. The stock had a trading volume of 245,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 467,451. International Flavors & Fragrances has a 1-year low of $113.16 and a 1-year high of $153.97. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,900.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.95 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 2.66 and a quick ratio of 1.77.

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.05. International Flavors & Fragrances had a return on equity of 25.73% and a net margin of 12.63%. The business had revenue of $872.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $847.63 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.34 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that International Flavors & Fragrances will post 5.79 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms recently weighed in on IFF. Zacks Investment Research downgraded International Flavors & Fragrances from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. KeyCorp lifted their price objective on International Flavors & Fragrances from $148.00 to $156.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $160.00 target price on shares of International Flavors & Fragrances in a research note on Friday, November 10th. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $166.00 target price (up previously from $151.00) on shares of International Flavors & Fragrances in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $139.00 target price (up previously from $135.00) on shares of International Flavors & Fragrances in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $141.68.

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In other 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 sale, the executive vice president now owns 39,157 shares in the company, valued at $5,858,278.77. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Winder Investment Pte Ltd purchased 27,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $139.00 per share, for a total transaction of $3,850,300.00. Following the purchase, the insider now directly owns 10,415,821 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,447,799,119. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 83,873 shares of company stock worth $11,481,787 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 0.48% of the company’s stock.

International Flavors & Fragrances Company Profile

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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