The TJX Cos. (NYSE:TJX) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $80.91 and last traded at $80.62, with a volume of 1,370,681 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $79.83.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of The TJX Cos. in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price target on shares of The TJX Cos. in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. Wells Fargo & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of The TJX Cos. in a research note on Monday, June 27th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $85.00 price target on shares of The TJX Cos. in a research note on Thursday, June 30th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price target on shares of The TJX Cos. from $82.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and twenty-one have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The TJX Cos. has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $83.30.

The stock has a market capitalization of $53.46 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.758. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $77.13 and a 200 day moving average price of $74.96.

The TJX Cos. (NYSE:TJX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 17th. The apparel and home fashions retailer reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $7.54 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.29 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.69 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that The TJX Cos. will post $3.48 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, August 11th will be issued a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 9th.

In related news, CEO Ernie Herrman sold 44,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.64, for a total value of $3,328,160.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 493,437 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $37,323,574.68. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Carol Meyrowitz sold 64,160 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.56, for a total transaction of $4,912,089.60. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 336,231 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $25,741,845.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of large investors recently bought and sold shares of TJX. Bank of The Ozarks increased its stake in The TJX Cos. by 30.1% in the fourth quarter. Bank of The Ozarks now owns 17,109 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $1,213,000 after buying an additional 3,960 shares during the last quarter. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. increased its stake in The TJX Cos. by 41.8% in the fourth quarter. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. now owns 18,128 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $1,285,000 after buying an additional 5,345 shares during the last quarter. Garcia Hamilton & Associates LP DE bought a new stake in The TJX Cos. during the fourth quarter valued at $1,328,000. Private Advisor Group LLC increased its stake in The TJX Cos. by 20.5% in the fourth quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 19,151 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $1,358,000 after buying an additional 3,255 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Azimuth Capital Management LLC increased its stake in The TJX Cos. by 13.5% in the fourth quarter. Azimuth Capital Management LLC now owns 19,855 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $1,408,000 after buying an additional 2,360 shares during the last quarter.

The TJX Companies, Inc (TJX) is an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and across the world. The Company operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada and TJX International. T.J. Maxx and Marshalls chains in the United States are collectively the off-price retailer in the United States with a total of approximately 2,163 stores.

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