News coverage about TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TJX Companies, Inc. (The) earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the apparel and home fashions retailer an impact score of 46.6972252577774 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

TJX has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded TJX Companies, Inc. (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TJX Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday. Credit Suisse Group set a $72.00 price target on TJX Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada cut their price target on TJX Companies, Inc. (The) from $79.00 to $76.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 price target on shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $83.25.

Shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) traded up 0.42% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $72.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,954,960 shares. TJX Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $66.65 and a 52-week high of $80.92. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $72.89 and a 200 day moving average price of $73.52. The firm has a market cap of $46.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.53 and a beta of 0.78.

TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 15th. The apparel and home fashions retailer reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $8.36 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.29 billion. TJX Companies, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 52.87% and a net margin of 6.83%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.84 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that TJX Companies, Inc. will post $3.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.3125 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 8th. This represents a $1.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. TJX Companies, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.41%.

In other news, CEO Ernie Herrman sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.52, for a total transaction of $1,450,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 480,821 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $34,869,138.92. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 0.23% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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TJX Companies, Inc. (The) Company Profile

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 were collectively the off-price retailer in the United States with a total of 2,221 stores, as of January 28, 2017.

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