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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 3415.77, and so far today it has a volume of 3272200. Performance year to date since the 1/5/1988 is 5.87%.

To help you determine whether The TJX Companies, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.59 and forward P/E is 19.45. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The TJX Companies, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.02. P/S ratio is 1.52 and the P/B ratio is 11. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 21.99 and 32.15 respectively.

At the current price The TJX Companies, Inc. is trading at, 74.35 (-0.58% today), The TJX Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.40%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 26.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.44, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.64% after growing 5.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -43.70%, and -44.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 658.12, and the number of shares float is 653.36. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 91.90%. The float short is 1.23%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.35. 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 28.90%, with its operating margin at 11.70%, and The TJX Companies, Inc. has a profit margin of 7.20%.

The 52 week high is -11.11%, with 18.16% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.89% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.06%.

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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