Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE:TUP) hit a new 52-week high on Friday . The stock traded as high as $63.98 and last traded at $63.82, with a volume of 296,656 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $62.57.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on TUP. Zacks Investment Research cut Tupperware Brands Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 22nd. TheStreet cut Tupperware Brands Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray Cos. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $61.00 price target (up previously from $55.00) on shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. SunTrust Banks Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $62.00 price target (up previously from $57.00) on shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. in a research note on Monday, July 25th. Finally, B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $47.00 price target (up previously from $40.00) on shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. in a research note on Thursday, April 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $59.44.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $58.62 and a 200-day moving average of $55.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.23 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.01.

Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE:TUP) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 20th. The company reported $1.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.10 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $564.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $559.91 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.21 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Tupperware Brands Corp. will post $4.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 20th were paid a dividend of $0.68 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 16th. This represents a $2.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.25%.

In other news, insider Asha Gupta sold 400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.65, for a total transaction of $25,060.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 15,400 shares in the company, valued at $964,810. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman E V. Goings sold 150,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.50, for a total transaction of $9,375,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 54,456 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,403,500. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised 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 valued at $21,868,000 after buying an additional 2,321 shares in the last quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Tupperware Brands Corp. by 49.9% in the fourth quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 31,820 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,771,000 after buying an additional 10,597 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank raised its position in Tupperware Brands Corp. by 4.3% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 38,043 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,924,000 after buying an additional 1,585 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in Tupperware Brands Corp. by 374.7% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 62,669 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,488,000 after buying an additional 49,466 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised 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 valued at $10,754,000 after buying an additional 109,585 shares in the last quarter.

Tupperware Brands Corporation is engaged in the manufacture and sale of Tupperware products, and cosmetics and personal care products. The Company’s segments are Europe, Asia Pacific, Tupperware North America, Beauty North America and South America. The Europe, Asia Pacific and Tupperware North America segments include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand.

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