The TJX Cos. (NYSE:TJX)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as $82.07 and last traded at $81.63, with a volume of 1,314,884 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $81.72.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on TJX shares. Vetr raised shares of The TJX Cos. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.58 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of The TJX Cos. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 5th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of The TJX Cos. in a research report on Wednesday, April 6th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective on shares of The TJX Cos. in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of The TJX Cos. in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $83.76.

The company’s 50-day moving average price is $77.79 and its 200-day moving average price is $75.38. The company has a market cap of $54.10 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.04.

The TJX Cos. (NYSE:TJX) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 17th. The apparel and home fashions retailer reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $7.54 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.29 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.69 earnings per share. The TJX Cos.’s revenue was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that The TJX Cos. will post $3.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 11th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 9th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.27%.

In other news, EVP Richard Sherr sold 18,532 shares of The TJX Cos. stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.46, for a total transaction of $1,398,424.72. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 137,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,375,750. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Jose B. Alvarez sold 1,158 shares of The TJX Cos. stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.51, for a total transaction of $88,598.58. Following the sale, the director now owns 700 shares in the company, valued at $53,557. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Bank of The Ozarks raised its position 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 worth $1,213,000 after buying an additional 3,960 shares during the period. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. raised its position 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 worth $1,285,000 after buying an additional 5,345 shares during the period. Garcia Hamilton & Associates LP DE purchased a new position in The TJX Cos. during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,328,000. Private Advisor Group LLC raised its position 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 worth $1,358,000 after buying an additional 3,255 shares during the period. Finally, Azimuth Capital Management LLC raised its position 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 worth $1,408,000 after buying an additional 2,360 shares during the period.

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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