On December 03, 2019, The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) shares lost -1.49% or -0.9 points to close at $59.5 with a thin trading volume of 4.781 million shares. It opened the trading session at $59.88, the shares rose to $60.17 and dropped to $59.3682, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The company now has a market cap of $72 billion and currently has 1.21 billion outstanding shares. The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) stock has accumulated 2.57 percent of market value in 21 trading days.
TJX stock’s trailing 3-year beta is 0.68, meaning there will be a lower rate of return, although posing a lower risk. The part of a firm’s profit given to each outstanding share of regular stock was $2.54 share in the trailing 52 weeks. The stock’s value surged 32.99 percent year to date (YTD) compared to a rise of 21.8 percent in 52 week’s period. The firm’s shares are still trading -3.55 percent below its 1-year high of $61.69 and 43.41 percent up from 52-week low of $41.49. The average consensus ranking on the company is 2, on a ranging where 5 is equal to a consensus sell rating. In other words, the mean analyst recommendations are ranking this stock as a buy.
The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) is most likely going to rise 9.11 percent in the coming 12 months, as per price target approximations compiled by finviz. Nevertheless, they have set the price target at a $70-month high price target. This represents a whopping 17.65 percent increase from the current trading of shares. The 52-week median price target given by the analysts is $65, which means a return possibility of 9.24 percent in comparison with the closing price of the stock of $59.5 on December 03. The lowest price set for the stock is $57 — just above -4.2 percent from TJX share price now.
Past records have indicated that shares in The TJX Companies, Inc. rose on 26 different earnings reaction days and we have yet to see whether this trend will play out and remain in place when the company reports upcoming earnings. Investors will get the next hint of TJX’s Q4 earnings on February 26. Analysts are predicting revenue to climb 6.3 percent to $11.8B in the financial fourth quarter, while EPS will soar by about 13.24 percent to $0.77 per share. In the last quarter, it earnings of $0.68 per share came better than the $0.61579, adjusted, expected by Thomson Reuters consensus estimate. Revenue for the quarter was $11.13B, topping the $11.01B analysts had expected. Earnings are seen to rise by 24.6 percent this year, 9.17 percent in the coming year and the trend continues by 8.98 percent every year in the next 5 years.
Let’s take a glimpse at some insider activity at The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) and observe the pattern. The earliest insider trade happened on 11/26/2019. Herrman Ernie parted with a total of 127.3 thousand shares of the firm at average share price of $60.38. The total amount for the sale was set at $7.69 million. On completing this exchange, the CEO & President account balance was 575.97 thousand shares. The stock grew 0.03 percent from that insider sale. On 06/12/2019, CHING DAVID T, Director, did a sale of 20 thousand shares at a price of $52.2 per share. This got rid of 1.04 million shares from the insider’s fortune and the stock experienced a 15.71 percent rally in price since the news became public. This exchange saw 15.2 thousand shares get out from the Director account.
On 06/11/2019, Director LANE AMY B recorded a sale transaction valued at $41.54 thousand. The sale at $51.93 a share has eliminated 0.8 thousand shares from the insider’s portfolio position. Meanwhile, shares price witnessed 16.31 percent increase since the transaction reporting date. The company insider is left with 29.21 thousand shares remaining in the account. Sherr Richard, who works as SEVP, Group President at the company, performed a sale of 1.48 thousand shares in a transaction worth $76 thousand. The disposal recorded on 05/22/2019 was priced at $51.35 per share. The stock price soared 17.62 percent since the transaction. Sherr Richard currently holds a stake of 117.23 thousand in TJX stock which is worth $6.98 million after the insider selling.
The stock is lingering around the initial support level of $59.19. After this, the following support is at the zone of $58.88. Up until the time the TJX stock hit levels beyond the current one, bulls should have no alarm. In terms of its momentum, the stock’s RSI hit 53.14 on the daily chart, and this may be a cause for concern. In case the price goes below $58.88 level on closing basis, there may be more profit booking with the stock growing weaker. Still, getting to the $59.99 level may cause a pull-back move approaching $60.48 mark.
The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) shares are trading at a P/E ratio of 23.4 times earnings posted in the trailing 12 months. The industry TJX deals with has an average P/E of 25.2. Its P/B ratio is standing at 13X compared to the 7.5 industry average. It is additionally sporting a 1.8 on the Price-to-Sales ratio, compared to the industry’s P/S average of 1.3. The TJX Companies, Inc. has a 32.1% gross profit margin, with its operating margin around 10.5%. Alongside this, the company’s net profit margin currently stands at 7.5%.