Tiffany & Co. (TIF) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.15

Press coverage about Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tiffany & Co. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.7087732976479 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

TIF has been the topic of several analyst reports. Cowen set a $102.00 price objective on Tiffany & Co. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Tiffany & Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, November 27th. Citigroup upgraded Tiffany & Co. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $92.00 to $115.00 in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, Guggenheim restated a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price target on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a report on Friday, March 16th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $106.88.

Shares of Tiffany & Co. stock traded down $1.88 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $95.16. The company had a trading volume of 1,271,352 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,541,664. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 2.39 and a current ratio of 5.50. The stock has a market cap of $12,150.60, a P/E ratio of 32.15, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 1.78. Tiffany & Co. has a 52 week low of $84.15 and a 52 week high of $111.44.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, March 16th. The specialty retailer reported $1.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.32 billion. Tiffany & Co. had a return on equity of 16.32% and a net margin of 8.87%. The business’s revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.45 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Tiffany & Co. will post 4.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 10th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 20th will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 19th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.10%. Tiffany & Co.’s payout ratio is 67.57%.

In other Tiffany & Co. news, insider Andrew W. Hart sold 40,251 shares of Tiffany & Co. stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.22, for a total transaction of $4,396,214.22. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 22,369 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,443,142.18. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Charles K. Marquis sold 4,717 shares of Tiffany & Co. stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $107.84, for a total value of $508,681.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 22,000 shares of company stock worth $2,162,630 and have sold 135,832 shares worth $14,611,214. Insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

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Tiffany & Co. Company Profile

Tiffany & Co is a holding company that operates through its subsidiary companies. The Company’s principal subsidiary, Tiffany and Company (Tiffany), is a jeweler and specialty retailer. The Company’s segments include Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe and Other. Through its subsidiaries, the Company designs and manufactures products and operates TIFFANY & CO.

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