Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) is among the top gainers of the stock market today, skyrocketing 4.38% or (3.86 points) to $91.89 from its previous close of $88.03. Does this growth mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 692873 contracts so far this session. TIF shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 1.9 million shares, but with a 0.12 billion float and a -1.3% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for TIF stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $104.13 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 13.32% from where the TIF share price has been trading recently which is between $87.755 and $89.43.
During the recent trading session for Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF), the company witnessed their stock rise $3.51 over a week and tumble down $-6.71 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $117.93, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 02/11/18. The recent low of $73.04 stood for a -22.08% since 12/24/18, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.61 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.
Looking at the current readings for Tiffany & Co., the two-week RSI stands at 55.84. This figure suggests that TIF stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current TIF readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 38.97% at this stage. This figure means that TIF share price today is being neutral.
Technical chart claims that Tiffany & Co. (TIF) would settle between $89.06/share to $90.08/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $87.38 mark, then the market for Tiffany & Co. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $86.73 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.43. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.
Analysts at Telsey Advisory Group lifted target price for shares of TIF but were stick to Outperform recommendation for the stock in their opinion released on August 29. The price target has been raised from $120 to $110. BofA/Merrill analysts again handed out a Neutral recommendation to Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) stock but they lifted target price for the shares in a flash note issued to investors on August 21. The target price has been raised from $103 to $90. Analysts at Citigroup lowered the stock to a Neutral call from its previous Buy recommendation, in a research note that dated back to July 15.
TIF equity has an average rating of 2.56, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 22 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 10 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 12 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 12 analysts rated Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.
Moving on, TIF stock price is currently trading at 16.98X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 19.2 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 17.6. Tiffany & Co. current P/B ratio of 3.3 means it is trading at a premium against its industry’s 2.2.