Tiffany & Co. (TIF) Stock Down After Price Target Increase at Jefferies Group

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) shares were down on Monday Nov 14 with heavier trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock, increasing the price target of stock.

Meanwhile as investors continued to try and decipher policy proposals of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.11% rose 21.03 points, or 0.1%, to finish at 18,868.69, its third straight record close.
The blue-chip index had also touched a historic high of 18,934.05 during the session.

The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.01% fell 0.25 points to end at 2,164.20, and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.36% dropped 18.72 points, or 0.4%, to close at 5,218.40.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) had its price target increased by equities researchers at Jefferies Group from $85.00 to $100.00. With a rating of Buy on the shares, the company has a 52-week high of $81.89. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have issued reports on the company recently, and Tiffany & Co. has secured a consensus one-year price target of $77.84, a decrease compared to the opening price of $80.58.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) shares last traded at $78.10, which represents a dip of $2.19 per share or -2.73% from the previous closing price. Opening at $80.58, they varied from $76.89 and $80.80 throughout the day.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) now has a market cap of 9.75B.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Average Daily Trading Volume

3,463,805 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, higher than the norm, out of a total float 124,062,000. Large gains in trading volume and price inflation together could indicate heavy volume accumulation by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than normal on the breakout to demonstrate that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship commonly refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These instituitional investors have teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) have ranged from $56.99 – 81.89, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $73.41 and 200-day MA of $67.50. Today’s last price is 4.63%% under the 52 week high of $81.89.

Earnings growth is an important factor to research when buying stocks and investors seek companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more over the past 3 years.

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