Headlines about TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) have trended neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. TJX Companies earned a news sentiment score of 0.40 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the apparel and home fashions retailer an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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Shares of TJX Companies stock opened at $48.96 on Tuesday. TJX Companies has a twelve month low of $35.05 and a twelve month high of $56.64. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 1.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The stock has a market capitalization of $63.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.65.

TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 21st. The apparel and home fashions retailer reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $9.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.99 billion. TJX Companies had a net margin of 7.88% and a return on equity of 58.66%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.43 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts expect that TJX Companies will post 2.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 15th will be given a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 14th. TJX Companies’s payout ratio is presently 38.61%.

Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TJX Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday. Barclays set a $59.00 target price on shares of TJX Companies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 8th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of TJX Companies from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. Citigroup lifted their target price on shares of TJX Companies from $55.50 to $62.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. Finally, Cowen set a $62.50 target price on shares of TJX Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eighteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. TJX Companies presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $54.34.

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TJX Companies Company Profile

The TJX Companies, Inc operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall d├ęcor, decorative accessories, giftware, lighting, soft home, tabletop, and cookware, as well as expanded pet, kids, and gourmet food departments; jewelry; and other merchandise.

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