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) pushed the Specialty Retail industry higher today making it today's featured specialty retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 3.6%. By the end of trading, Tiffany rose $1.88 (3.7%) to $52.95 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.7 million shares of Tiffany exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $51.48-$53.40 after having opened the day at $51.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.07. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that increased today were:

Birks & Mayors



), up 17.7%,

Finish Line



), up 11.9%,

Brown Shoe Company



), up 9.4%, and

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), up 9.3%.

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Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and retail of fine jewelry worldwide. Tiffany has a market cap of $6.37 billion and is part of the


sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, equal to the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 22.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Tiffany a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and nine rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tiffany as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

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