Media headlines about Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tiffany & Co. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 33 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF)

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on TIF shares. Cowen and Company reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $91.00 price target on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Instinet boosted their target price on Tiffany & Co. from $84.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 6th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “positive” rating and set a $102.00 target price on shares of Tiffany & Co. in a research report on Wednesday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut Tiffany & Co. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 16th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $105.00 target price on Tiffany & Co. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. Tiffany & Co. currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $92.36.

Shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) traded up 1.72% during trading on Friday, reaching $92.08. The company had a trading volume of 1,832,620 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.56 and a beta of 1.87. The company’s 50 day moving average is $91.18 and its 200-day moving average is $87.06. Tiffany & Co. has a 1-year low of $56.99 and a 1-year high of $97.29.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 24th. The specialty retailer reported $0.74 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $899.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $915.48 million. Tiffany & Co. had a net margin of 11.26% and a return on equity of 15.91%. The company’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.64 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Tiffany & Co. will post $3.96 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 10th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 20th will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 16th. This is an increase from Tiffany & Co.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.45. Tiffany & Co.’s dividend payout ratio is 50.00%.

In related news, insider Andrew W. Hart sold 969 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.43, for a total transaction of $92,471.67. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 5,623 shares in the company, valued at approximately $536,602.89. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Winter Jennifer De sold 927 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.60, for a total transaction of $86,767.20. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 3,325 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $311,220. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 90,838 shares of company stock valued at $8,550,648. Insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

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About Tiffany & Co.

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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