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The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 48848.19. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The TJX Companies, Inc. is 74.39 (with a change from open of -1.17%), this in conjunction with a target price of 84.7. Volume today has so far reached 2676400, with an average volume of about 3408.18. The GAP for this stock, is 0.04%.

The P/E ratio is 21.6, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.47. The current EPS for The TJX Companies, Inc., is 3.44, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 5.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 5.92%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The TJX Companies, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.61% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.70%. Quarter over quarter is -43.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -44.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 15.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 91.90%. Shares outstanding is 656.65, while shares float is at a value of 653.36. Float short for The TJX Companies, Inc. is 1.41% and the short ratio is 2.71.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.36, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.36. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 28.90% and their operating margin is 11.70%. The profit margin is 7.20%.

The TJX Companies, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 19.80%, and on investment, 39.20%. Return on equity is 52.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.02. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.52, with Price/book ratio coming to 11 and Price/cash is 21.96, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 32.09.

The simple moving averages are -5.19% and -0.92% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.06% and the 52 week low is 18.23%.

The TJX Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.40%, with a current price of 74.39. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 26.90%. This is in an industry, Department Stores, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. The TJX Companies, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Department Stores industry means that The TJX Companies, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -2.25%, with performance for the month coming to -5.32%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.20%, and for the half year the performance is 8.42%. Volatility for this week is 1.20% and for the month this is 1.25%.

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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