International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF)

115.13
NYSE
Prev Close 111.28
Day Low/High 111.83 / 115.44
52 Wk Low/High 92.14 / 143.87
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 106.93B
Market Cap 11.90B
P/E Ratio 33.32
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

Another Blunder

I sold out of IFF too soon. Let's add selling my outsized position in International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) to my list of 2012 mistakes. Ouch.

IFF Ever I Would Leave You, Again

I covered my short call position. Housekeeping item: I have covered my short International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) calls for a nice gain. I still believe the company will guide lower in early August, and I plan to revisit this should the shares r...

Too Many IFF in Europe

I am now slightly short the name. With operations in 32 different countries worldwide and more than 5,600 employees, we collaborate with our customers to serve consumers in more than 100 countries. We operate in two business segments, Flavors and Fr...

Levels

Currently, 42 out of the 66 stocks are now eligible to buy (down from 46 out of 65 two weeks ago). Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Of the 66 stocks monitored, I would now rate 42 (do...

Selling My Consumer Staples

The group is more than fairly priced. I have sold nearly 75% of my consumer staple exposure, as the group is more than fairly priced relative to the broader market now.

Levels

Currently, 46 out of the 65 stocks are now eligible to buy (up from 34 out of 63 a week ago). Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Since the last "Levels" column, the market has declined,...

Levels

Currently, 34 out of the 63 stocks are now eligible to buy (up from 16 out of 61 two weeks ago). Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Since the last "Levels" column, the market has declin...

A Tasty Trade Idea

A Tasty Trade Idea

International Flavors & Fragrances stands to benefit from a growing global middle class.

IFF Is Upbeat

After meeting expectations, management was optimistic going forward into 2012. International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) reported in-line first-quarter 2012 results, and management sees improving business over the course of the year.

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

I have exited my IFF long. I am no longer long International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF).

Scaling Out of Staples

I have sold some IFF, PepsiCo and Kellogg. I am reducing further some of my exposure to the consumer staples section with sales of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), PepsiCo (PEP) and Kellogg (K). Again, I am seeing better reward vs. risk els...

IFF Ever I Would Leave You

I am scaling out of International Flavors & Fragrances. I am starting to scale out of a long-term holding, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), before its May 8 EPS report. (I will be out of the stock by Tuesday.) International Flavors & Fragra...

Earnings of Interest

Many holdings have reported, or are scheduled to report, this week. Here is a quick review of the earnings that have been reported or will be reported in the coming days this week: Bridgepoint Education (BPI), a short, had a wide miss. I am reviewin...

IFF Is the World's Fair

The stock made another new high today. International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has made another new high and has broken out above $60. World's fair. Slow and steady wins the race.

Levels

Currently, 16 out of the 61 stocks are now eligible to buy (down from 25 out of 56 two weeks ago). Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Since the last Levels column, the market has rallie...

IFF Hits a New High

New high in an old favorite: International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF).

Steady Eddie

Slow and steady wins the race. Nah, not Eddie Lampert -- Sears Holding (SHLD) shares are down by 32% over the last month! -- but rather International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF). Which suggests, again, slow and steady wins the race. At least from my ...

Favorite Long and Short

My favorite long is IFF, and my favorite short is TLT. Favorite long: International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF). Favorite short: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)

Why Apple's Fall Is Healthy for the Markets

The disconnect from the majority of stocks led to low volume and weak breadth. The prevailing view of most investors and traders is that Apple's (AAPL) steady share price fall over the past several days -- it is down 10% from its high -- is a precur...

Consumer Staples Stand Out

Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, International Flavors & Fragrances and PepsiCo are the world's fair. On April 4, I mentioned on "Fast Money" that, with the liquidity rally close to being over, money should be put in defensive areas such as cons...

Selling Some IFF

I am going to call an audible and let go some of my outsized long position now. Based on the lack of options activity in International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF). I am going to call an audible and let go some of my outsized long position now.

Sniffing Around IFF

I'm staying long amid these rumors. Yesterday I wrote the following about International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), my largest long: My Gnome is hearing that International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) is considering "value-enhancing" strategies that c...

Limited Buys

So far, my only buys today have been IFF, TBF and TBT. My only long buys today were International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury (TBF) and ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT).

My Gnome

High above the Alps... My Gnome is hearing that International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) is considering "value-enhancing" strategies that could include a possible sale of the company. (The company has already announced that it is "evaluating all opt...

Levels

Currently, 25 out of the 56 stocks are now eligible to buy (up from only eight a week ago). Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. There has been a break in share prices over the past week ...

My Three Largest Longs

In order: ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TBF), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B).

Adding to Three Longs

They are Ocwen, IFF and Berkshire. I am adding to Ocwen (OCN), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) now.

Recommended Reading

Run, don't walk, to read 'Fight Complacency' from Jim Cramer. Run, don't walk, to read Jim "El Capitan" Cramer's "Fight Complacency," in which he argues against a meat-axe approach to the market. I would note that even with my negative market view, ...

Added to Seven

They include Peabody Energy, CSX, Dell, Ocwen, TBT, Walter Energy and IFF. I put my money where my pen is, and I have added to seven of the eight stocks in my "Levels" post that are currently attractive for purchase. Only Yahoo! (YHOO), which is in ...

Levels

It is time for another levels update. Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have recently mentioned on Real Money Pro. (Note: Of the 56 stocks, I would now rate eight -- Peabody Energy (BTU), CSX Corporation (CSX), Dell (D...