Aua Capital Management LLC cut its position in shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) by 52.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,373 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock after selling 1,500 shares during the period. Aua Capital Management LLC’s holdings in TJX Companies, Inc. (The) were worth $109,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its stake in shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) by 256.0% in the first quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 16,833 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $1,331,000 after buying an additional 12,105 shares in the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.8% in the first quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 243,116 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $19,225,000 after buying an additional 1,846 shares in the last quarter. Patten & Patten Inc. TN purchased a new stake in shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter worth about $1,791,000. Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc. boosted its stake in shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) by 6.2% in the first quarter. Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc. now owns 23,235 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $1,837,000 after buying an additional 1,350 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Coastline Trust Co boosted its stake in shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) by 31.5% in the first quarter. Coastline Trust Co now owns 4,945 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock worth $391,000 after buying an additional 1,185 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.56% of the company’s stock.

Shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) traded up 0.54% on Friday, hitting $70.63. The stock had a trading volume of 2,291,698 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $70.08 and a 200-day moving average price of $74.82. The stock has a market capitalization of $45.79 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.99 and a beta of 0.77. TJX Companies, Inc. has a 52 week low of $66.65 and a 52 week high of $80.92.

TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 15th. The apparel and home fashions retailer reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $8.36 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.29 billion. TJX Companies, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 52.87% and a net margin of 6.83%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.84 EPS. Equities analysts expect that TJX Companies, Inc. will post $3.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Thursday, August 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.3125 per share. This represents a $1.25 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 8th. TJX Companies, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.41%.

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A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut TJX Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $79.00 price objective on shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Instinet reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 target price (down previously from $87.00) on shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $80.00 target price on TJX Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $82.61.

In related news, EVP Kenneth Canestrari sold 4,000 shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.80, for a total transaction of $303,200.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 86,243 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,537,219.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.23% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX)

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