International Flavors and Fragrances: Wall Street Ratings
As of March 23, 2017, 14 brokerage firms were tracking the International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) stock actively.
As of March 23, 2017, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) stock price closed at $135.07.
On March 7, 2017, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced a dividend of $0.64 per share on the company’s outstanding common stock.
How Does Macy’s Valuation Compare?
Forward price-to-earnings multiple As of March 23, Macy’s (M) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 8.1x. The company is currently trading at a lower valuation multiple…
Drop in earnings Macy’s (M) weak sales have caused its adjusted earnings to fall for two consecutive fiscal years. Excluding the impact of one-time items such as asset impairment and…
Analyst recommendations As of March 23, Macy’s (M) stock was rated as “hold” by 18, or 82%, of the 22 analysts covering it. Four analysts rated the stock a “buy,”…
General Mills: Analysts Favor a ‘Hold’ Recommendation
Of the 19 analysts that cover General Mills, 10.5% rated it as a “buy,” 68.4% rated it as a “hold,” and 21.1% rated it as a “sell.”
As of March 23, 2017, General Mills was trading at a PE multiple of 18.5x—compared to 18.6x before the announcement of its fiscal 3Q17 earnings.
In fiscal 3Q17, General Mills posted diluted EPS of $0.61. After removing special or one-time expenses, the adjusted EPS stood at $0.72.
Exelon on the Street: Analyst Recommendations and Price Targets
Exelon (EXC) has a price target of $38.75, as compared to its current market price of $35.96, which implies an estimated upside of ~8% over the next year.
Although Exelon (EXC) has consistently paid dividends for the past several years, its dividend yield has declined significantly over the past five years.
Utilities are trading at a valuation ratio just above 10x, which means that Exelon seems to be attractively placed next to peers and its historical average.
Jeffrey Gundlach Advises Investors to Invest in Mortgages
During a gradual rate hike scenario, Gundlach believes investment in mortgages is the best strategy.
Jeffrey Gundlach shared his view on the European bond market in a recent interview.
Prominent bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach discussed the bond market’s performance and his expectations for the bond market in a recent interview.
What Wall Street Analysts Recommend for Merck
Analysts estimate EPS of ~$0.94 for 1Q17 and EPS of ~$0.95 for 2Q17.
The Gardasil franchise is Merck’s (MRK) leading vaccines franchise.
Merck’s (MRK) animal health segment operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.
What’s FedEx’s Capital Investment Outlook?
In 3Q17, the company incurred a capex of $1.1 billion, which represents 7.4% of the 3Q17 total revenues of ~$15.0 billion.
Analysts’ recommendations have changed in FedEx’s (FDX) favor after its 3Q17 results.
FedEx’s (FDX) overall operating margin on a reported basis was 6.8% in 3Q17, almost flat on a year-over-year basis.
How a Trump Presidency Could Impact US Markets
Trump recently attacked Fed rates and even talked about trying to gain more control over the independent body.
We’re nearing the end of August—many investment professionals will be watching markets from the beach. The second revision to Q2 GDP will be out on Friday.
The NAHB Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, which measures homebuilder sentiment, peaked at 71 during the height of the housing bubble in late 2005. It bottomed out at 8 in early 2009.
Did Another Revenue Miss by Oracle Impact Analysts’ Views?
Of the 35 analyst recommendations for Oracle (ORCL) stock, there was only one “sell” recommendation. More than 60% were “buy” recommendations, and the remainder were “hold” recommendations.
Oracle (ORCL) was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~10.9x on March 21, 2017. This metric was lower than Microsoft’s (MSFT) multiple of ~12.7x.
On March 16, 2017, Oracle (ORCL) stock touched its all-time 52-week high of $46.
Why Is NRG Energy’s Implied Volatility Up?
On February 1, 2017, NRG Energy had the highest implied volatility among the utility companies that make up the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU).
On January 11, 2017, NRG Energy (NRG) had a short interest-to-equity float ratio of 6.7%—the highest among the utility stocks that make up XLU.
NRG Energy rose 45.5% in the past year. It has the highest implied volatility of all the utility companies that make up XLU. In the past week, it rose 8.2%.