Investors sold shares of The TJX Cos. (NYSE:TJX) on strength during trading hours 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 equities tracked, The TJX Cos. had the 0th 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 recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of The TJX Cos. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. MKM Partners reissued a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of The TJX Cos. in a research note on Thursday, May 19th. Sanford C. Bernstein boosted their target price on shares of The TJX Cos. from $82.00 to $83.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their target price on shares of The TJX Cos. from $82.00 to $84.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 18th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of The TJX Cos. in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $83.89.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $79.25 and its 200 day moving average price is $76.29. The stock has a market cap of $54.78 billion and a PE ratio of 24.34.

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

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

In related news, Chairman Carol Meyrowitz sold 64,160 shares of the firm’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 transaction, the chairman now directly owns 336,231 shares in the company, valued at approximately $25,741,845.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Ernie Herrman sold 24,776 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.40, for a total value of $1,868,110.40. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 444,661 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $33,527,439.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Genesee Valley Trust Co. boosted its position in shares of 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 worth $1,498,000 after buying an additional 824 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of 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 during the last quarter. SVA Plumb Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in shares of 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 during the last quarter. NBT Bank N A NY boosted its position in shares of The TJX Cos. by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. NBT Bank N A NY now owns 32,130 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $2,279,000 after buying an additional 483 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Calvert Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of The TJX Cos. by 27.3% in the fourth quarter. Calvert Investment Management Inc. now owns 33,375 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $2,367,000 after buying an additional 7,163 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.

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.