Media headlines about Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Signet Jewelers earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9972946359697 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. Cowen restated a “market perform” rating and set a $67.00 price objective (up previously from $61.00) on shares of Signet Jewelers in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Needham & Company LLC set a $69.00 price target on Signet Jewelers and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Telsey Advisory Group boosted their price target on Signet Jewelers from $60.00 to $66.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Instinet reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $73.00 price target (up previously from $70.00) on shares of Signet Jewelers in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares initiated coverage on Signet Jewelers in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $60.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $65.48.

Shares of Signet Jewelers (SIG) traded up $0.49 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $53.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,918,127 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,704,527. Signet Jewelers has a 12-month low of $46.09 and a 12-month high of $96.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,223.08, a PE ratio of 8.14, a P/E/G ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 2.63 and a quick ratio of 0.76.

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About Signet Jewelers

Signet Jewelers Limited is a retailer of diamond jewelry. The Company’s segments include the Sterling Jewelers division; the Zale division, which consists of the Zale Jewelry and Piercing Pagoda segments; the UK Jewelry division, and Other. The Sterling Jewelers division’s stores operate in the United States principally as Kay Jewelers (Kay), Kay Jewelers Outlet, Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry (Jared) and Jared Vault.

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