Shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirty brokerages that are presently covering the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $78.02.

A number of research firms have commented on TIF. Guggenheim began coverage on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a report on Friday, September 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $85.00 price objective for the company. Credit Agricole SA began coverage on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a report on Wednesday, September 28th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $80.00 price objective for the company. Bank of America Corp. set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Tiffany & Co. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 22nd. Mizuho set a $82.00 price objective on shares of Tiffany & Co. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 13th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a report on Friday, September 2nd.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) traded down 0.27% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $73.27. 303,571 shares of the stock were exchanged. Tiffany & Co. has a 12-month low of $56.99 and a 12-month high of $84.19. The stock has a market cap of $9.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.90 and a beta of 2.07. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $71.38 and a 200-day moving average of $67.07.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 25th. The company reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.12. The firm earned $932 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $931.37 million. Tiffany & Co. had a net margin of 11.26% and a return on equity of 15.90%. The firm’s revenue was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.86 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Tiffany & Co. will post $3.67 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 11th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 20th were paid a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 16th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.45%. Tiffany & Co.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 51.28%.

In other Tiffany & Co. news, insider Jean-Marc Bellaiche sold 775 shares of Tiffany & Co. stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.78, for a total transaction of $47,879.50. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 2,179 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $134,618.62. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Philippe Galtie sold 482 shares of Tiffany & Co. stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.01, for a total value of $34,708.82. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 670 shares in the company, valued at approximately $48,246.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in TIF. Cleararc Capital Inc. boosted its position in Tiffany & Co. by 0.5% in the first quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 2,730 shares of the company’s stock valued at $200,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its stake in shares of Tiffany & Co. by 2.1% in the second quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 3,360 shares of the company’s stock valued at $204,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its stake in shares of Tiffany & Co. by 0.4% in the second quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 24,372 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,478,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in shares of Tiffany & Co. by 0.9% in the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 11,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $667,000 after buying an additional 103 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pacific Global Investment Management CO boosted its stake in shares of Tiffany & Co. by 0.6% in the first quarter. Pacific Global Investment Management CO now owns 21,355 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,567,000 after buying an additional 117 shares during the last quarter. 85.65% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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. Through its subsidiaries, the Company designs and manufactures products and operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores. The Company’s segments include Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe and Other.

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