Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE:TUP) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $66.34 and last traded at $66.30, with a volume of 204,828 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $65.05.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Tupperware Brands Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. TheStreet lowered Tupperware Brands Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray Cos. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $61.00 target price (up from $55.00) on shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. SunTrust Banks Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $62.00 target price (up from $57.00) on shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $59.44.

The company has a 50-day moving average of $61.73 and a 200 day moving average of $57.09. The company has a market capitalization of $3.37 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.75.

Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE:TUP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 20th. The company reported $1.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.10 by $0.06. The business earned $564.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $559.91 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.21 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Tupperware Brands Corp. will post $4.32 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 3rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 20th will be paid a $0.68 dividend. This represents a $2.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.18%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 16th.

In other news, Chairman E V. Goings sold 150,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, July 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.50, for a total value of $9,375,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 54,456 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,403,500. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Thomas M. Roehlk sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.44, for a total transaction of $112,880.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 43,800 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,472,072. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in TUP. Employees Retirement System of Texas boosted its stake in shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. by 227.3% in the fourth quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas now owns 36,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,003,000 after buying an additional 25,000 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. purchased a new stake in shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. during the fourth quarter worth about $1,232,000. Nicholas Co. Inc. WI boosted its stake in shares of Tupperware Brands Corp. by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Nicholas Co. Inc. WI now owns 388,795 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,636,000 after buying an additional 13,050 shares during the period. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of 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.

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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