Aua Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) by 100.0% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 4,200 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,100 shares during the quarter. Aua Capital Management LLC’s holdings in TJX Companies were worth $188,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in shares of TJX Companies by 3.9% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 19,231,563 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $1,830,461,000 after purchasing an additional 715,960 shares during the period. Verity & Verity LLC grew its position in shares of TJX Companies by 3.5% in the third quarter. Verity & Verity LLC now owns 24,497 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $2,744,000 after purchasing an additional 830 shares during the period. Patten & Patten Inc. TN grew its position in shares of TJX Companies by 2.8% in the third quarter. Patten & Patten Inc. TN now owns 50,858 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $5,697,000 after purchasing an additional 1,407 shares during the period. Highland Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of TJX Companies by 5.3% in the third quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 16,956 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $1,899,000 after purchasing an additional 853 shares during the period. Finally, Aperio Group LLC grew its position in shares of TJX Companies by 4.1% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 896,036 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock valued at $100,374,000 after purchasing an additional 35,024 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 50.70% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:TJX opened at $49.89 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The stock has a market capitalization of $60.84 billion, a PE ratio of 24.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 0.67. TJX Companies Inc has a twelve month low of $37.49 and a twelve month high of $56.64.

TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 20th. The apparel and home fashions retailer reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $9.83 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.50 billion. TJX Companies had a net margin of 7.98% and a return on equity of 59.74%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.00 earnings per share. On average, research analysts anticipate that TJX Companies Inc will post 2.44 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 14th will be paid a $0.195 dividend. This represents a $0.78 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 13th. TJX Companies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 38.61%.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TJX Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of TJX Companies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Barclays set a $55.00 target price on shares of TJX Companies and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 21st. Nomura dropped their target price on shares of TJX Companies from $60.00 to $55.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 21st. Finally, Loop Capital set a $47.00 target price on shares of TJX Companies and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and eighteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. TJX Companies has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $53.54.

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TJX Companies Profile

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, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall d├ęcor, decorative accessories, giftware, lighting, soft home, tabletop, and cookware, as well as expanded pet, kids, and gourmet food departments; jewelry; and other merchandise.

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