Tiffany & Co. Gets Downgraded, Stock Falls 2%

Tiffany stock plunge

On Friday, Tiffany & Co. investors woke up to a surprise. After an analyst at Oppenheimer downgraded the jewelry seller, we saw the Tiffany stock plunge.

Tiffany Stock Plunge: August 10th, 2018

Today, Brian Nagel of Oppenheimer downgraded Tiffany & Co., slashing his rating from outperform to perform. On the news, the stock dropped around 2%.

Nagel addressed his downgrade in a letter to clients. In it, the Oppenheimer analyst wrote that he is concerned that shifts in “global currencies could weigh on domestic sales.” At least, “in the nearer term.” In simpler terms, right now, there are worries about the negative impact of a rising dollar.

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But it’s not all bad news, which is perhaps why the stock hasn’t dropped more than 2%. According to Nagel, he still looks “favorably” on the company’s long-term goals, and there are a few things to remember.

At the end of the day, Tiffany & Co. is making moves that will benefit it in the long run, such as new senior leadership. Things like this will ultimately help increase profitability, or so Nagel believes.

The Tiffany Stock (NYSE:TIF)

At press time, Tiffany & Co. is trading at $133.98, which puts the stock down 2.23%. For perspective, the stock opened at $134.39.

The Company

Tiffany & Co. is a prestigious brand, with a 180-year history. Globally, the company is present in more than 20 countries and has over 300 stores. When a company has a reputation such as this one, to see an analyst downgrade the stock is a bit of a blow to the heart.

But remember that Nagel had a few optimistic points to say about the company. If you’re interested in investing in this New York-based company, you may want to hold off for the moment and watch how current affairs are going to affect some aspects of the stock market.

The Takeaway

What do you think of the Tiffany stock plunge?

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