Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Trader's Roundup: Signet Jewelers Ltd (SIG)

The institutional investor held 16,334 shares of the consumer specialties company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.09M, up from 7,904 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Liberty Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Ulta Beauty Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.56 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $22.34. About 146,737 shares traded. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of Signet Jewelers by 30.8% in the third quarter. The Causeway Capital Management Llc holds 2.75 million shares with $182.95 million value, down from 2.93M last quarter. D-E Shaw & Company Inc who had been investing in Signet Jewelers Limited for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.96 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.35% or $1.15 during the last trading session, reaching $47.75. Shares for $1.33M were sold by Schultz Nathan J. on Wednesday, February 21. The Texas-based Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has invested 0.02% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). It has underperformed by 3.03% the S&P500. Needham & Company LLC reissued a "buy" rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Signet Jewelers in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Therefore 54% are positive. Total SA had 38 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Signet Jewelers's dividend payout ratio is 21.53%. BMO Capital Markets maintained Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR) rating on Thursday, January 11. Credit Suisse downgraded AbbVie Inc. Northpointe Cap Limited Co holds 400,228 shares. Telsey Advisory Group lowered their price target on shares of Signet Jewelers from $83.00 to $60.00 and set a "market perform" rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, August 4. Zacks Investment Research cut Signet Jewelers from a "hold" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Signet Jewelers, 4 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold".

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.84 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 41 investors sold LEA shares while 173 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 135 raised stakes. The New York-based Cibc Ww Corporation has invested 0.01% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG).

Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG) pays an annual dividend of $1.24 with a yield of 2.56% and an average dividend growth of 10.50% based on a 3 Year Average. 58,700 are held by Quantitative Mgmt Ltd Company. It also upped Bank Nova Scotia Halifax (NYSE:BNS) stake by 38,530 shares and now owns 1.10 million shares. Moreover, Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited has 0.02% invested in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Can increased its position in Signet Jewelers by 1.5% during the 3rd quarter. Arizona State Retirement Systems accumulated 0.01% or 15,000 shares. Riverhead Mngmt Ltd reported 103,282 shares or 0.32% of all its holdings. Gotham Asset Mgmt Lc reported 364,279 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 12,147 shares. Concourse Capital Limited Liability Com, Georgia-based fund reported 64,045 shares.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $5.00 million activity. It dropped, as 32 investors sold Signet Jewelers Limited shares while 132 reduced holdings.

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Analysts await Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) to report earnings on March, 14 before the open. They expect $0.14 earnings per share, down 50.00% or $0.14 from last year's $0.28 per share. SIG's profit will be $255.96M for 2.89 P/E if the $4.23 EPS becomes a reality. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,980.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.48, a PEG ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 0.72. As of January 28, 2017, this division operated 1,588 stores.

On 3/16/2017 Signet Jewelers announced a quarterly dividend of $0.31 1.51% with an ex dividend date of 4/26/2017 which will be payable on 5/31/2017. Us Comml Bank De has invested 0% in Sotheby's (NYSE:BID). Meeder Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 8,297 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Amalgamated Bancshares stated it has 13,296 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Ulta Beauty, Inc. Kbc Gru Nv stated it has 0.06% in Criteo S.A. (NASDAQ:CRTO). Paradigm Asset Management Limited Liability holds 0.77% or 17,100 shares. Act Ii Management LP holds 9.03% or 869,616 shares. Paradice Inv Mgmt Ltd has 1.09 million shares. Prudential Fincl reported 118,322 shares. Korea Invest Corp reported 110,909 shares. 45,251 were reported by First L P.

Among 10 analysts covering Sotheby's (NYSE:BID), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Criteo SA had 62 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, June 21. The stock has "Buy" rating by Standpoint Research on Thursday, January 14. The stock has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 6. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $63.0 target. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, October 18, the company rating was initiated by Leerink Swann. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, August 26. As per Friday, December 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was initiated by CLSA on Thursday, September 29 with "Outperform".

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