TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Family clothing stores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare TJX Companies to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for TJX Companies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|TJX Companies Competitors||362||1822||1818||44||2.38|
TJX Companies currently has a consensus price target of $87.58, indicating a potential upside of 6.18%. As a group, “Family clothing stores” companies have a potential upside of 1.39%. Given TJX Companies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe TJX Companies is more favorable than its peers.
TJX Companies pays an annual dividend of $1.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. TJX Companies pays out 30.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Family clothing stores” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 39.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. TJX Companies has increased its dividend for 21 consecutive years.
Volatility and Risk
TJX Companies has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TJX Companies’ peers have a beta of 0.64, meaning that their average stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
90.8% of TJX Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.6% of shares of all “Family clothing stores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of TJX Companies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Family clothing stores” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares TJX Companies and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TJX Companies||$35.86 billion||$2.61 billion||20.42|
|TJX Companies Competitors||$8.05 billion||$540.81 million||41.48|
TJX Companies has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. TJX Companies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares TJX Companies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|TJX Companies Competitors||4.10%||17.57%||7.85%|
TJX Companies beats its peers on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
About TJX Companies
The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. The company sells family apparel, including footwear and accessories; home fashions, such as home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, wall décor, decorative accessories, and giftware; seasonal items; jewelry; and other merchandise. It operates stores under the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, HomeSense, T.K. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post names, as well as operates e-commerce sites tjmaxx.com, tkmaxx.com, and sierratradingpost.com. As of January 28, 2017, the company operated a total of 3,812 stores in 9 countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as through three e-commerce sites. The TJX Companies, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts.
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