The TJX Cos. (NYSE:TJX)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $82.28 and last traded at $81.73, with a volume of 1,290,743 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $81.98.

TJX has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut The TJX Cos. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 12th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of The TJX Cos. in a report on Thursday, April 14th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 target price on shares of The TJX Cos. in a report on Tuesday, May 17th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of The TJX Cos. in a report on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their target price on The TJX Cos. from $82.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 18th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-one have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $83.76.

The company has a market capitalization of $53.48 billion and a P/E ratio of 23.77. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $78.80 and a 200 day moving average price of $76.10.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, August 11th will be paid a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 9th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.29%.

In other The TJX Cos. news, CEO Ernie Herrman sold 44,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.64, for a total transaction of $3,328,160.00. Following 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 legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Jose B. Alvarez sold 1,158 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 15th. The stock was 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 in the company, valued at approximately $53,557. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of the company. Azimuth Capital Management LLC boosted 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 worth $1,408,000 after buying an additional 2,360 shares during the last quarter. Everett Harris & Co. CA boosted its stake in The TJX Cos. by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. Everett Harris & Co. CA now owns 654,006 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $46,376,000 after buying an additional 21,225 shares during the last quarter. SVA Plumb Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in The TJX Cos. by 11.4% in the fourth quarter. SVA Plumb Wealth Management LLC now owns 31,804 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $2,255,000 after buying an additional 3,266 shares during the last quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd boosted its stake in The TJX Cos. by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 204,421 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $14,495,000 after buying an additional 3,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Financial Counselors Inc. boosted its stake in The TJX Cos. by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 102,573 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $7,273,000 after buying an additional 2,901 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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