Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders purchased 10,212 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,235% compared to the average volume of 765 call options.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) opened at $94.50 on Friday. Tiffany & Co. has a 1-year low of $76.08 and a 1-year high of $97.29. The company has a quick ratio of 2.29, a current ratio of 5.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The company has a market cap of $11,709.13, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.96.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.04. Tiffany & Co. had a return on equity of 15.91% and a net margin of 11.41%. The company had revenue of $976.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $957.18 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.76 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Tiffany & Co. will post 3.97 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th will be paid a $0.50 dividend. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 19th. Tiffany & Co.’s payout ratio is 54.35%.

In other Tiffany & Co. news, insider Pamela H. Cloud sold 37,000 shares of Tiffany & Co. stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.52, for a total transaction of $3,460,240.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 47,261 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,419,848.72. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Qatar Investment Authority sold 4,400,000 shares of Tiffany & Co. stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.16, for a total transaction of $414,304,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of TIF. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its position in shares of Tiffany & Co. by 25.5% in the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 36,809 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,455,000 after buying an additional 7,484 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its position in shares of Tiffany & Co. by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 453,348 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $42,556,000 after buying an additional 12,400 shares in the last quarter. Andra AP fonden raised its position in shares of Tiffany & Co. by 8.4% during the 2nd quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 28,500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $2,675,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in shares of Tiffany & Co. by 215.0% during the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 14,390 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,351,000 after buying an additional 9,822 shares in the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Tiffany & Co. by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 763,141 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $71,636,000 after buying an additional 2,684 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.03% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently commented on TIF shares. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Tiffany & Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 14th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Tiffany & Co. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Susquehanna Bancshares began coverage on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $100.00 price target for the company. Finally, Cowen set a $102.00 price objective on shares of Tiffany & Co. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Tiffany & Co. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $97.60.

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Tiffany & Co. Company Profile

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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