| International Flavors & Fragrances is a creator and manufacturer of tastes and scents (including cosmetic active ingredients). Co.'s products are sold mainly 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, and sweet and baked goods. Co.'s segments include: Taste, which develops a range of different flavors and taste offerings for its customers; Scent, which has two sources, Fragrance Compounds and Ingredients; and Frutarom, which creates and manufactures a naturals-focused suite of Flavor Compounds and specialty fine ingredients. |
When researching a stock like International Flavors and Fragrances, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from IFF Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for IFF stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the IFF 200 day moving average ("IFF 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the IFF 50 day moving average ("IFF 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for International Flavors and Fragrances.