TJX Companies (TJX) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.14

News articles about TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TJX Companies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the apparel and home fashions retailer an impact score of 46.6751946810981 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of equities research analysts have commented on TJX shares. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $86.00 target price on shares of TJX Companies in a report on Friday, December 15th. Wells Fargo & Co downgraded TJX Companies from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $76.00 to $72.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Buckingham Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of TJX Companies in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded TJX Companies from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $76.00 target price on TJX Companies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. TJX Companies has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $81.95.

Shares of TJX Companies (TJX) traded up $1.40 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $78.28. The stock had a trading volume of 3,912,465 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,300,000. TJX Companies has a twelve month low of $66.44 and a twelve month high of $80.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $49,810.00, a PE ratio of 21.16, a P/E/G ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48.

TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The apparel and home fashions retailer reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.00. TJX Companies had a return on equity of 52.79% and a net margin of 7.01%. The business had revenue of $8.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.86 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.91 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that TJX Companies will post 3.94 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be given a $0.3125 dividend. This represents a $1.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th. TJX Companies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 33.78%.

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About TJX Companies

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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