In today’s session TJX Companies Inc (TJX) registered an unusually high (506) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious TJX increase. With 506 contracts traded and 11354 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: TJX170120C00082500 closed last at: $0.95 or 58.3% up. The stock increased 0.15% or $0.12 on November 23, hitting $79.43. About 2.57M shares traded hands. TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) has risen 3.79% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.62% the S&P500.
Analysts await TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $1.00 EPS, up 1.01% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.99 per share. TJX’s profit will be $670.53M for 19.86 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual EPS reported by TJX Companies Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.89% EPS growth.
TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) Ratings Coverage
Out of 20 analysts covering The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), 18 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 90% are positive. The TJX Companies has been the topic of 32 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Telsey Advisory Group maintained TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) rating on Wednesday, August 19. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $82 price target. As per Friday, November 6, the company rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Thursday, February 25 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 17 by BB&T Capital. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 16. On Thursday, October 22 the stock rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, February 25 with “Buy”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating given by Telsey Advisory Group on Wednesday, November 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 7 by Citigroup. Wolfe Research maintained TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) rating on Thursday, February 25. Wolfe Research has “Outperform” rating and $80 price target.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores in the United States, Winners, HomeSense, Marshalls, and STYLESENSE stores in Canada, and T.K. Maxx and HomeSense stores in Europe. The TJX Companies, Inc. is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.06, from 1.01 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 50 funds sold all TJX Companies Inc shares owned while 366 reduced positions. 85 funds bought stakes while 337 increased positions. They now own 567.67 million shares or 3.41% less from 587.74 million shares in 2016Q1.
Gluskin Sheff Associates has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX). Great Lakes Advsr Ltd last reported 28,847 shares in the company. Gam Ag last reported 112,895 shares in the company. Wealthtrust has 124 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Commonwealth Financial Bank Of has 0.05% invested in the company for 52,745 shares. Hudson Canyon Counselors Lc has 1.56% invested in the company for 17,683 shares. Gotham Asset Management Limited Com owns 255,305 shares or 0.24% of their US portfolio. Manchester Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp, a Vermont-based fund reported 5,705 shares. The Connecticut-based Yhb Investment Advisors has invested 0.59% in TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX). Teacher Retirement Of Texas holds 0.43% of its portfolio in TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) for 813,155 shares. Raub Brock Cap Mgmt Lp holds 4.4% or 189,903 shares in its portfolio. Edmp Incorporated holds 0.23% of its portfolio in TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) for 3,005 shares. Btim has 70,914 shares for 0.09% of their US portfolio. Bartlett And Llc last reported 2.41% of its portfolio in the stock. Bb&T Limited Liability Corp reported 46,825 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings.
Insider Transactions: Since June 1, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $5.53 million net activity. $4.91M worth of TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) was sold by MEYROWITZ CAROL. $533,101 worth of TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) was sold by Canestrari Kenneth. Alvarez Jose B sold $88,603 worth of stock or 1,158 shares.
The TJX Companies, Inc. is an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and across the world. The company has a market cap of $53.26 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada and TJX International. It has a 23.07 P/E ratio. T.J.
TJX Company Profile
The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), incorporated on April 9, 1962, is an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and across the world. The Firm operates through four divisions: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada and TJX International. The Firm operates approximately 3,600 stores in various countries.
More notable recent TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “TJX Companies Inc Posts Poor Q4 Outlook” on November 15, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “The TJX Companies, Inc.: A High-Quality Bargain Stock” published on October 27, 2016, Seekingalpha.com published: “TJX Companies Is Unstoppable” on November 18, 2016. More interesting news about TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 08, 2016” published on November 07, 2016 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “The TJX Companies, Inc. to Report Q3 FY17 Results November 15, 2016” with publication date: November 01, 2016.
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