Tiffany (TIF) Down In Pre-Market Trading - TheStreet

Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Tiffany

(

TIF

) as a pre-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Tiffany as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • TIF has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $173.4 million.
  • TIF traded 51,794 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 7:37 AM.
  • TIF is down 5.6% today from Friday's close.

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More details on TIF:

Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and retails jewelry worldwide. Its jewelry products include fine and solitaire jewelry; engagement rings and wedding bands to brides and grooms; and non-gemstone, sterling silver, gold, and metal jewelry. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.2%. TIF has a PE ratio of 22. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Tiffany a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Tiffany has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tiffany has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. The stock has a beta of 1.88 and a short float of 5.4% with 2.51 days to cover. Shares are down 29.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Tiffany as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.37, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, TIF has a quick ratio of 1.56, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • The gross profit margin for TIFFANY & CO is rather high; currently it is at 64.86%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 10.57% is above that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 118.29% to $166.30 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, TIFFANY & CO has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 3.67%.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Specialty Retail industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, TIFFANY & CO has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • TIFFANY & CO's earnings per share declined by 15.6% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TIFFANY & CO increased its bottom line by earning $3.73 versus $1.40 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.04 versus $3.73).

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