C WorldWide Group Holding A S bought a new stake in TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 18,566 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $1,035,000.

Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Haverford Trust Co. boosted its holdings in TJX Companies by 1.5% in the third quarter. Haverford Trust Co. now owns 2,499,235 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $139,307,000 after acquiring an additional 37,657 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its holdings in TJX Companies by 20.6% in the third quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 72,523 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $4,042,000 after acquiring an additional 12,365 shares during the last quarter. Roffman Miller Associates Inc. PA bought a new position in TJX Companies in the third quarter valued at about $1,272,000. Provident Trust Co. boosted its holdings in TJX Companies by 5.4% in the third quarter. Provident Trust Co. now owns 4,868,593 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $271,375,000 after acquiring an additional 248,847 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bartlett & Co. LLC boosted its holdings in TJX Companies by 2.5% in the third quarter. Bartlett & Co. LLC now owns 1,127,601 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $62,852,000 after acquiring an additional 27,888 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.39% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE:TJX traded down $0.07 during trading on Friday, hitting $59.23. 2,340,330 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,843,974. TJX Companies Inc has a 52 week low of $41.49 and a 52 week high of $60.89. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88. The company has a market cap of $71.62 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $57.39 and a 200-day moving average price of $54.62.

TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 20th. The apparel and home fashions retailer reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62. TJX Companies had a return on equity of 57.64% and a net margin of 7.66%. The business had revenue of $9.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.89 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.17 EPS. TJX Companies’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that TJX Companies Inc will post 2.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a — dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.7%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 13th. TJX Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.60%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on TJX shares. Bank of America set a $65.00 target price on TJX Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 21st. DA Davidson set a $65.00 target price on TJX Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 21st. Loop Capital raised their target price on TJX Companies to $65.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 17th. UBS Group upgraded TJX Companies from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $41.00 to $58.00 in a report on Tuesday, September 17th. Finally, ValuEngine cut TJX Companies from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $60.17.

About TJX Companies

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, furniture, rugs, lighting products, giftware, soft home products, decorative accessories, tabletop, and cookware, as well as expanded pet, kids, and gourmet food departments; jewelry and accessories; footwear; and other merchandise.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX)

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