Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/24/13, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.39, payable on 1/10/14. As a percentage of IFF's recent stock price of $85.12, this dividend works out to approximately 0.46%.
Below is a dividend history chart for IFF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.39 declared by International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from IFF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.83% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of IFF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, IFF's low point in its 52 week range is $65.74 per share, with $90.30 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $85.13.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, IFF makes up 1.32% of the Dynamic Basic Materials Sector Portfolio ETF (PYZ) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Friday. In Friday trading, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.