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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX)?

The company in question is, The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) currently with a stock price of 77.34 (-0.44% today). The market cap for The TJX Companies, Inc. is 50817.79, and is in the sector Services, and Department Stores industry. The target price for The TJX Companies, Inc. is 85.37. Currently The TJX Companies, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 22.46, and a forward P/E of 20.23. Average volume for The TJX Companies, Inc. is 3322.61 and so far today it is 3144800.

Performance in the last year for The TJX Companies, Inc. has been 10.68%. For EPS growth, The TJX Companies, Inc. has seen a growth of 5.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.73%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 15.10% over the last five years and could be 10.70% for the next five years. The TJX Companies, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -44.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -43.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.97%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.64%.

Since the IPO date for The TJX Companies, Inc. on the 1/5/1988, The TJX Companies, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 10.12%. With The TJX Companies, Inc. trading at 77.34, the dividend yield is 1.34%, and the EPS is 3.44.

So could The TJX Companies, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 22.46. The PEG is 2.1, P/S is 1.58 and the P/B is at 11.44. The P/cash is 22.84, with P/free cash flow at 33.39.

The TJX Companies, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.36, and total debt/equity at 0.36.

In terms of margins, The TJX Companies, Inc. has a gross margin of 28.90%, an operating margin of 11.70% and a profit margin of 7.20%.Payout ratio for The TJX Companies, Inc. is 26.90%. Return on assets come to 19.80% with return on investment coming to 39.20%.

Insider ownership for The TJX Companies, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 91.90%. Outstanding shares are at 657.07. While shares float is 653.36. The float short is currently 1.18%, and short ratio is 2.32.

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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