Shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE:TUP) fell 1.9% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $58.79 and last traded at $58.79, with a volume of 338,909 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $59.93.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on TUP. TheStreet raised Tupperware Brands Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. Citigroup Inc. upped their target price on Tupperware Brands Corp. from $57.00 to $63.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, April 18th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $53.00 target price on shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Piper Jaffray Cos. reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $59.00 target price (up from $55.00) on shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Tupperware Brands Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, March 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Tupperware Brands Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.88.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $56.80 and its 200-day moving average is $54.64. The company has a market capitalization of $2.94 billion and a PE ratio of 14.72.

Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE:TUP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 20th. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.05. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.02 earnings per share. The business had revenue of $525.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $525.39 million. The firm’s revenue was down 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Tupperware Brands Corp. will post $4.30 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 20th were given a dividend of $0.68 per share. This represents a $2.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.67%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 16th.

In other news, EVP Thomas M. Roehlk sold 16,000 shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.53, for a total transaction of $952,480.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 61,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,684,907. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Thomas M. Roehlk sold 2,000 shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.44, for a total value of $112,880.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 45,800 shares in the company, valued at $2,584,952. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of TUP. Morgan Stanley increased its position in Tupperware Brands Corp. by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 618,489 shares of the company’s stock worth $34,420,000 after buying an additional 39,015 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its position in Tupperware Brands Corp. by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 392,956 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,868,000 after buying an additional 2,321 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in Tupperware Brands Corp. by 39.8% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 216,925 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,072,000 after buying an additional 61,754 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Tupperware Brands Corp. by 131.0% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 193,236 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,754,000 after buying an additional 109,585 shares during the period. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in Tupperware Brands Corp. by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 145,989 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,124,000 after buying an additional 6,500 shares during the period.

Tupperware Brands Corporation (Tupperware Brands) is a global direct-to-consumer company engaged in the manufacture and sale of Tupperware products and cosmetics and personal care products. The Company’s Europe, Asia Pacific and Tupperware North America segments offer storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand.

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