The stock price of TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) has surged by 0.79 when compared to previous closing price of 88.84, but the company has seen a -1.76% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. InvestorPlace reported 2023-11-20 that The Christmas holiday shopping season will unofficially kick off this Friday. Granted, the National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts only 3% to 4% growth in sales this season, which is lower than the pandemic-led gains retailers enjoyed.
Is It Worth Investing in TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) Right Now?
TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.35x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for TJX is 0.90. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 17 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 rating it as “overweight,” 5 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”
The average price predicted by analysts for TJX is $101.25, which is $11.71 above the current price. The public float for TJX is 1.14B and currently, short sellers hold a 0.76% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of TJX on November 21, 2023 was 5.20M shares.
TJX’s Market Performance
The stock of TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) has seen a -1.76% decrease in the past week, with a 0.49% rise in the past month, and a 0.49% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.02%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.62% for TJX. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -0.05% for TJX stock, with a simple moving average of 7.51% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of TJX
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for TJX stocks, with Telsey Advisory Group repeating the rating for TJX by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for TJX in the upcoming period, according to Telsey Advisory Group is $105 based on the research report published on November 16, 2023 of the current year 2023.
TJX Trading at -0.15% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought TJX to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.52% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 1.62%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.02%, as shares surge +1.37% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -2.23% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, TJX fell by -1.76%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +11.20% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $89.65. In addition, TJX Companies, Inc. saw 12.49% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at TJX starting from Herrman Ernie, who sale 35,907 shares at the price of $89.29 back on Nov 17. After this action, Herrman Ernie now owns 595,191 shares of TJX Companies, Inc., valued at $3,206,132 using the latest closing price.
MEYROWITZ CAROL, the Executive Chairman of TJX Companies, Inc., sale 64,817 shares at $91.13 during a trade that took place back on Aug 29, which means that MEYROWITZ CAROL is holding 135,050 shares at $5,906,838 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for TJX
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +9.47 for the present operating margin
- +27.38 for the gross margin
The net margin for TJX Companies, Inc. stands at +7.00. The total capital return value is set at 25.15, while invested capital returns managed to touch 20.62. Equity return is now at value 65.76, with 13.98 for asset returns.
Based on TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), the company’s capital structure generated 200.25 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 66.69. Total debt to assets is 44.95, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 167.10. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 55.65.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.08, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.12. The receivables turnover for the company is 76.00 and the total asset turnover is 1.76. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.21.
In conclusion, TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) has seen better performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.