The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) – A Tale Of A Growing But Stealthy Competitive Moat

CHING DAVID T, Director, subtracted 20,000 shares of The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) from its portfolio at the rate of $52.20 per share valuing $1,043,970 on Jun 12. The insider left behind 15,197 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) was $55.86. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $56.19, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $56.53. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $55.39 and a 2nd Support Level at $54.93. The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) stock has gained $1.94, or 3.60%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $3.80, or 7.30%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $1.97, or 3.66%. This year-to-date, The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) shares have gained $11.12, or 24.85%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) stock, 100% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 1,212,667 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $67,739,576K. The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) generates $38,973 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $3,060 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 17.16%, a 3-Year Total Return of 43.58%, and a 5-year Total Return of 110.87%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 164.29%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.230 per share on 05/15/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.67%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.92.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Apr-19, The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) reported earnings of $0.57 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.55 per share, representing a 0.02 difference and 4.32% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Jan-19, the reported earnings of $0.68 represented a 0 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.68 per share, which was a 0.66% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 07/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.63 per share. This estimate came from a total of 12 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.65 and the low estimate was $0.62. In the year-ago quarter, The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) generated per-share earnings of $0.58. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +8.62% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 7 purchases (45,047 shares in total) and 6 sale (83,131 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 27 insider buys amounting to 694,654 shares and 29 insider sales amounting to 954,145 shares. In the past full year, 27 insider purchases were made (involving 694,654 shares) and 30 insider sell-offs equivalent to 954,465 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) has a Current Ratio of 1.53, a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Cash Ratio of 0.55. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 49.06, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 32.91, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 17.29. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 49.06 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 32.91.