Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact TJX Companies (TJX) Stock Price

News coverage about TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media 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 -1 to 1, 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 gave media coverage about the apparel and home fashions retailer an impact score of 46.9752698327847 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of TJX Companies (TJX) traded down $0.42 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $77.03. 1,220,925 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,210,300. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 0.67. 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 $48,213.07, a P/E ratio of 20.82, a P/E/G ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 0.75.

TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The apparel and home fashions retailer reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.00. TJX Companies had a net margin of 7.01% and a return on equity of 52.79%. The business had revenue of $8.76 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.86 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.91 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that TJX Companies will post 3.92 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.3125 per share. This represents a $1.25 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. TJX Companies’s payout ratio is currently 33.78%.

TJX has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of TJX Companies from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 price objective on shares of TJX Companies in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $76.00 price objective on shares of TJX Companies in a report on Monday, September 18th. Cowen set a $88.00 price objective on shares of TJX Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $86.00 price objective on shares of TJX Companies in a report on Friday, December 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $82.15.

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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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