Investors sold shares of The TJX Cos. (NYSE:TJX) on strength during trading on Friday. $30.69 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $64.93 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $34.24 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, The TJX Cos. had the 4th highest net out-flow for the day. The TJX Cos. traded up $0.44 for the day and closed at $82.87

A number of analysts have issued reports on TJX shares. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of The TJX Cos. in a research note on Thursday, April 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of The TJX Cos. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 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. Finally, 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. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $83.89.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $79.25 and a 200 day moving average of $76.29. The company has a market capitalization of $54.78 billion and a PE ratio of 24.34.

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 company had revenue of $7.54 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.29 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.69 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that The TJX Cos. will post $3.48 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, August 11th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 9th.

In other The TJX Cos. news, CEO Ernie Herrman sold 24,776 shares of The TJX Cos. stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.40, for a total transaction of $1,868,110.40. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 444,661 shares in the company, valued at approximately $33,527,439.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Jose B. Alvarez sold 1,158 shares of The TJX Cos. stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.51, for a total value 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 large investors have bought and sold shares of TJX. 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 in the last quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. increased its stake in The TJX Cos. by 4.1% in the fourth quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. now owns 21,128 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $1,498,000 after buying an additional 824 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in The TJX Cos. by 67.4% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 23,242 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $1,648,000 after buying an additional 9,354 shares in the last quarter. Sawtooth Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in The TJX Cos. by 840.4% in the fourth quarter. Sawtooth Asset Management Inc. now owns 26,454 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $1,876,000 after buying an additional 23,641 shares in the last quarter. Finally, SVA Plumb Wealth Management LLC increased 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 valued at $2,255,000 after buying an additional 3,266 shares in 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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