Press coverage about Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) has been trending positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a division of Accern, ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tiffany & Co. earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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Several analysts have weighed in on the company. William Blair reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a report on Monday, February 6th. Telsey Advisory Group dropped their price objective on Tiffany & Co. from $110.00 to $93.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 20th. Cowen and Company reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a report on Tuesday, January 17th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “positive” rating and set a $102.00 target price on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a research report on Monday, February 6th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a research report on Tuesday, January 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $88.34.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) traded down 0.47% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $91.09. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 532,321 shares. The firm has a market cap of $11.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.66 and a beta of 1.89. Tiffany & Co. has a 52-week low of $56.99 and a 52-week high of $97.29. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $92.31 and a 200 day moving average of $81.93.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, March 17th. The specialty retailer reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.06. Tiffany & Co. had a return on equity of 15.97% and a net margin of 11.33%. The company earned $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.22 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.46 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Tiffany & Co. will post $3.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 20th were given a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 16th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.97%. Tiffany & Co.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 50.42%.

In other news, Director Abby F. Kohnstamm sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.91, for a total transaction of $711,825.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Winter Jennifer De sold 21,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.52, for a total value of $1,973,272.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 16,344 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,528,490.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 113,709 shares of company stock valued at $10,380,362 over the last 90 days. 1.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Tiffany & Co.

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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