Intl Flavors & Fragrances IFF Stock Analysis

Intl Flavors & Fragrances stock trades under the ticker IFF & is worth taking a look at to see if it fits into your portfolio strategy.

IFF stock closed at $108.31/share on 6/17/22.

Intl Flavors & Fragrances IFF Stock’s Technical Performance Broken Down

Intl Flavors & Fragrances IFF Stock's Technical Performance Over The Last Year

IFF Stock Price: $108.31

10 Day Moving Average: $122.68

50 Day Moving Average: $125.76

200 Day Moving Average: $134.91

RSI: 23.2

MACD: -3.75

IFF stock has recently been in decline, trading on above average volume compared to the year prior.

Their RSI is currently oversold, but their MACD is still signaling bearishness, giving an opportunity to profit from put options, or to begin building or adding to an existing long position.

They need to break above the $112.69/share resistance level, before the $115.47/share level.

Intl Flavors & Fragrances IFF Stock As A Long-Term Investment

Long-term oriented investors may find IFF stock’s valuation metrics to be fair, with a 51.29 P/E (ttm) & a P/B (mrq) of 1.42.

They recently reported 30.9% Quarterly Revenue Growth Y-o-Y.

Their balance sheet will require a more thorough examination before investing, with $657M of Total Cash (mrq) & $12.44B of Total Debt (mrq).

IFF stock pays a 2.92% dividend yield, which may not be sustainable in the long-term, as their payout ratio is 82.4%.

95% of IFF stock’s outstanding share float is owned by institutional investors.

Intl Flavors & Fragrances IFF Stock As A Short-Term Trade Using Options

Short-term oriented traders can use options to hedge against market volatility, while profiting from movements in IFF stock’s price.

I am looking at the contracts with the 8/19 expiration date, as the July expiration contracts with open interest are out-of-the-money.

The $105 & $100 calls are in-the-money, although the $110 strike price is more liquid than both of the former strikes.

The $120, $115 & $125 put options are also in-the-money, with the former strike price being the most liquid & the latter being the least.

Tying It All Together

IFF stock has many interesting characteristics that traders & investors should find appealing.

Investors will like their valuation metrics & recently reported growth, but may want to look deeper into the structure of their balance sheet & sustainability of their dividend yield.

Traders will be disappointed with the liquidity of their options, but will find the rest of their technicals to be satisfactory, given the current state of broader markets.

Overall, IFF stock is worth taking a closer look into to see how it may fit into your portfolio strategy.

*** I DO NOT OWN SHARES OF IFF AT THE TIME OF PUBLISHING THIS ARTICLE ***

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