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Is The TJX Companies, Inc.(NYSE: TJX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/5/1988. The TJX Companies, Inc. is in the Department Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for The TJX Companies, Inc., is 3284.89, and so far today it has a volume of 3403500. Performance year to date since the 1/5/1988 is 10.68%.

To help you determine whether The TJX Companies, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.57 and forward P/E is 20.39. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The TJX Companies, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.11. P/S ratio is 1.6 and the P/B ratio is 11.64. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 23.13 and 33.75 respectively.

At the current price The TJX Companies, Inc. is trading at, 77.73 (0.37% today), The TJX Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.34%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 27.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.44, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.48% after growing 5.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -63.30%, and -63.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 662.01, and the number of shares float is 657.8. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 91.20%. The float short is 1.17%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.34. Management has seen a return on assets of 19.80%, and also a return on investment of 39.20%.

The ability for The TJX Companies, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.36 and total debt/equity is 0.36. In terms of margins, The TJX Companies, Inc. has a gross margin of 28.80%, with its operating margin at 11.60%, and The TJX Companies, Inc. has a profit margin of 7.20%.

The 52 week high is -7.07%, with 23.54% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.43% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.32%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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