Traders bought shares of The TJX Cos. (NYSE:TJX) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $70.91 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $28.35 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $42.56 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, The TJX Cos. had the 7th highest net in-flow for the day. The TJX Cos. traded down ($0.40) for the day and closed at $81.58

Several research analysts have commented on TJX shares. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of The TJX Cos. in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 price target on shares of The TJX Cos. in a report on Thursday, May 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of The TJX Cos. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target on shares of The TJX Cos. in a report on Monday, August 1st. Finally, Miller Tabak initiated coverage on shares of The TJX Cos. in a report on Friday, June 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $91.00 price target for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-one have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $83.76.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $78.68 and a 200-day moving average price of $76.01. The firm has a market cap of $53.76 billion and a P/E ratio of 23.89.

The TJX Cos. (NYSE:TJX) last released its quarterly earnings data 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 company had revenue of $7.54 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.29 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.69 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that The TJX Cos. will post $3.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

In other The TJX Cos. news, EVP Richard Sherr sold 18,532 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 137,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,375,750. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Jose B. Alvarez sold 1,158 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 directly owns 700 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $53,557. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds have made changes to their positions in TJX. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of The TJX Cos. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 9,381,526 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $665,244,000 after buying an additional 149,521 shares in the last quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. raised its position in The TJX Cos. by 5.6% in the fourth quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 4,207,584 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $298,360,000 after buying an additional 223,909 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its position in The TJX Cos. by 10.2% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 4,085,411 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $289,697,000 after buying an additional 379,474 shares during the last quarter. Green Valley Investors LLC raised its position in The TJX Cos. by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Green Valley Investors LLC now owns 3,200,000 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $226,912,000 after buying an additional 200,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group raised its position in The TJX Cos. by 46.7% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 2,763,070 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $195,930,000 after buying an additional 879,894 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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