Tiffany & Co. (TIF) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.16

News coverage about Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tiffany & Co. earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.0820393128881 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) traded up $2.75 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $97.25. 3,090,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,500,335. The company has a current ratio of 5.44, a quick ratio of 2.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. Tiffany & Co. has a 12 month low of $76.08 and a 12 month high of $98.58. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,085.94, a P/E ratio of 24.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.27 and a beta of 1.94.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.04. Tiffany & Co. had a net margin of 11.46% and a return on equity of 15.77%. The company had revenue of $976.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $957.18 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.76 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Tiffany & Co. will post 3.98 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th will be paid a $0.50 dividend. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 19th. Tiffany & Co.’s payout ratio is 53.76%.

TIF has been the topic of several research reports. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Cowen set a $102.00 price target on shares of Tiffany & Co. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Jefferies Group set a $110.00 price target on shares of Tiffany & Co. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $94.00 price target on shares of Tiffany & Co. and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $98.69.

In related news, insider Pamela H. Cloud sold 37,000 shares of Tiffany & Co. stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.52, for a total value of $3,460,240.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 47,261 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,419,848.72. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Robert S. Singer bought 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $88.13 per share, for a total transaction of $88,130.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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