News coverage about TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TJX Companies, Inc. (The) earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the apparel and home fashions retailer an impact score of 47.7555854297267 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have issued reports on TJX. Instinet restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target (down previously from $83.00) on shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. MKM Partners restated a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target on shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Nomura set a $80.00 price target on shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $79.00 price objective on shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. TJX Companies, Inc. (The) has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $81.50.

Shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) traded down $0.17 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $71.02. 2,364,754 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,178,278. The company has a quick ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. TJX Companies, Inc. has a one year low of $66.44 and a one year high of $80.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $45,260.00, a P/E ratio of 19.19, a PEG ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 0.72.

TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The apparel and home fashions retailer reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.00. TJX Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 7.01% and a return on equity of 52.79%. The company had revenue of $8.76 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.86 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.91 earnings per share. TJX Companies, Inc. (The)’s quarterly revenue was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that TJX Companies, Inc. will post 3.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 9th will be given a dividend of $0.3125 per share. This represents a $1.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 8th. TJX Companies, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 33.78%.

In other TJX Companies, Inc. (The) news, CEO Ernie Herrman sold 20,000 shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.52, for a total transaction of $1,450,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 480,821 shares in the company, valued at $34,869,138.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.23% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About TJX Companies, Inc. (The)

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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