Comparison To Peers: Tiffany & Co. (TIF), eBay Inc. (EBAY)

You should consider shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) and eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) if you are looking for a great stocks to invest in. Starting with the TIF shares, which traded at $133.80 at the close of the recent session, gaining 0.21%. On Friday, the company’s shares shed $0.28 from its value which represented in intraday trading. The stock is now 44.59% higher in year-to-date (YTD) trading. TIF’s intraday high was $133.80 while its lowest price touched $133.46. The stock’s 52-week high price is $133.63, which means the current price is at 0.13%. In terms of trading activity, the daily trading volume rose to 3185067 against 200-day average trading volume of 2,214,833 shares.

What are analyst forecasts for Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF)?

At a consensus rating of 3.12, TIF is trending as a streaking Hold, as it has been the case a month ago when 16 analysts called it a Moderate Buy. Two months ago, 17 analysts recommended, on average, that TIF stock is a Moderate Buy. The Services company’s shares’ overall bullish trend saw it close higher on Friday compared to its opening price of $133.49 on the day.

Forecasts for Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) give the stock a fair value for the growth of -0.98% from its last price. The 12-month price forecast for the stock by analysts puts the stock’s mean price target at $132.50, which means the price per share could fall by nearly -$1.3. The price range target is between a low of $85.00 and a high of $160.00. The stock would need to gain by about $16.37 to hit the estimated high or 0.55% from its 12-month low.

The consensus among 22 analysts is that it is a good time for one to Hold in the Tiffany & Co. 3 analysts rate TIF as a Buy, with 0 of 22 analysts rate it as a Sell. 0 have valued the stock as Overweight and 19 have recommended that investors Hold.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) Upgrades and Downgrades

In terms of rating changes, Guggenheim on November 25, 2019, Downgrade Tiffany & Co. (TIF) at Neutral. Analysts at Jefferies have assigned a Hold rating for the stock in their research note on November 08, 2019 with an estimated price target of $110. Moreover, Oppenheimer analysts issued a rating of Perform for the stock on October 29, 2019, giving it a price target of $126 for the next 12 months. On October 29, 2019, the stock earned a Mkt Perform rating due to an analyst call from Bernstein, while analysts from Deutsche Bank on October 28, 2019 suggested that the stock is Buy.

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) adds -$0.33 on Friday

The EBAY stock has risen 26.54% year-to-date and is currently trading at $35.52, which is -15.43% below its 52-week high. The company shares lost -0.92% on the day and have risen nearly 36.56% off a low hit. At current levels, eBay Inc. has a valuation of about $10.86B. As of 11/29/19, this stock has risen 1.66% during the week and closed at $35.85 in the previous session. However, recent eBay Inc. stock performance shows that EBAY shares are -0.95% down over the last month, and -11.84% down for the last three months.

Earnings per share (EPS) estimates for the current quarter are $0.68, with the trailing 12-month share earnings at $1.73. The ratio is expected to be up by 19.40% for the current year 2019 and 5.10% for next year. Over the next 5-year period, earnings per share will be 12.84%. But will the EBAY stock surprise in the current quarter results, where the $0.67 actual EPS reported on 9/29/2019 surprised by 4.70% or was higher by $0.03 from the estimated $0.64.

Sales Growth to climb 2.00% for the year

How well will eBay Inc. perform as a business over the current quarter, year and next 5-year period? Compared to the year-ago quarter, analysts forecast the company to bring in between $2.77B and $2.83B in current quarter sales. The consensus estimated for the current quarter is $2.81B from sales. Forecasts for this fiscal year are between $10.75B and $10.81B and the consensus estimate for sales is at $10.79B.

Who owns shares in eBay Inc. (EBAY)?

Let’s briefly focus on the share ownership of the eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) stock, where we find that 88.01% of shares are held by institutions. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) tops the list of institutional owners as it is holding 60.78 million shares or 7.47% of shares outstanding. Blackrock Inc. and State Street Corporation held 50.95 million and 36.56 million representing 6.26% and 4.49% respectively at the close of the last trading session. As of Sep 29, 2019, FMR, LLC accounted for 27.21 million shares at over 1.06 billion. This represented 3.34% of shares outstanding. Invesco Ltd. held 26.21 million shares at over 1.02 billion representing 3.22% of shares outstanding.

EBAY Insider Activity

Insider activity can also give a signal in terms of price direction. Looking at eBay Inc. (EBAY), a total of 269756 shares have been sold by insiders over the last 6 months while 10138302 shares were added in the same time span. On 8/01/2019, President & Chief Executive Officer by the name Wenig Devin N sold 89431.0 shares worth $3.7 million at the price of $41.28 per share. Filings also show that Schenkel Scott F sold a total of 89707.0 shares on 4/25/2019 valued at $3.5 million. Since the last insider activity, the company’s share price has dropped -6.80%.