Press coverage about TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TJX Companies earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the apparel and home fashions retailer an impact score of 46.5721232909549 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

TJX has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Buckingham Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of TJX Companies in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of TJX Companies from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $76.00 price objective on shares of TJX Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Citigroup decreased their price objective on shares of TJX Companies from $88.00 to $81.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $85.00 price objective on shares of TJX Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. TJX Companies has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $82.15.

TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) traded up $1.30 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $75.47. 3,621,400 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,235,841. The firm has a market cap of $48,250.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.05, a PEG ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.75. TJX Companies has a 12 month low of $66.44 and a 12 month high of $80.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 1.53.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be issued a $0.3125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $1.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.66%. TJX Companies’s payout ratio is 33.78%.

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TJX Companies 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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