TJX Companies (TJX) Got Lower Atlantic Equities Rating; Shorts at Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) Lowered By 5.91%

June 27, 2018 - By Shannon Black

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In a a report sent to investors on Tuesday, 26 June, Atlantic Equities cut shares of TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) to a Neutral rating from a Overweight rating.

Idexx Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:IDXX) had a decrease of 5.91% in short interest. IDXX’s SI was 1.61 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 5.91% from 1.71M shares previously. With 568,800 avg volume, 3 days are for Idexx Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:IDXX)’s short sellers to cover IDXX’s short positions. The SI to Idexx Laboratories Inc’s float is 1.87%. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $217.34. About 428,060 shares traded. IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) has risen 21.68% since June 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.11% the S&P500. Some Historical IDXX News: 04/05/2018 – IDEXX LABS 1Q REV. $537.7M, EST. $524.8M; 29/03/2018 – MONTEA CVA MONTE.BR – CURRENT TENANT IDEXX EUROPE B.V. WILL CONTINUE TO RENT PREMISES AFTER TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP UNDER CURRENT LEASE; 26/03/2018 IDEXX Launches SDMA in the Point of Care in the United Kingdom and Ireland with IDEXX Catalyst® SDMA Test; 04/05/2018 – IDEXX MAINTAINS 2018 REPORTED REV. GUIDANCE $2,205M – $2,245M; 15/05/2018 – IDEXX LABORATORIES – REDUCED BOARD SIZE TO EIGHT & SIZE OF CLASS l TO TWO MEMBERS, EFFECTIVE UPON WILLIAM END’S RETIREMENT FROM BOARD – SEC FILING; 04/05/2018 – IDEXX Labs Raises 2018 View To EPS $4.06-EPS $4.20; 17/05/2018 – Idexx Labs Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 04/05/2018 – IDEXX Labs Backs 2018 Rev $2.205B-$2.245B; 04/05/2018 – IDEXX Labs 1Q Net $89.5M; 04/05/2018 – IDEXX LABORATORIES INC IDXX.O SEES FY 2018 REVENUE $2.205 BLN TO $2.245 BLN

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $59.50 billion. It operates through four divisions: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX International. It has a 21.86 P/E ratio. The firm 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.

Since March 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $17.25 million activity. Shares for $1.36M were sold by Goldenberg Scott. Another trade for 12,835 shares valued at $1.06M was sold by Herrman Ernie. $82,805 worth of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) was sold by LANE AMY B on Thursday, March 1. The insider MEYROWITZ CAROL sold 132,262 shares worth $11.08 million. Shares for $195,425 were sold by Sherr Richard.

The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $95.17. About 2.69M shares traded. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) has risen 16.90% since June 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.33% the S&P500. Some Historical TJX News: 04/04/2018 – TJX Cos Raises Dividend to 39c; 22/05/2018 – TJX Cos Sees 2Q Adj EPS 87c-Adj EPS 89c; 12/03/2018 TJX COMPANIES INC TJX.N : CREDIT SUISSE STARTS WITH NEUTRAL RATING; $85 TARGET PRICE; 25/05/2018 – Hartford Core Equity Adds Anthem, Exits Aetna, Cuts TJX; 19/04/2018 – DJ TJX Companies Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (TJX); 22/05/2018 – TJX COMPANIES INC – SEES CONSOLIDATED COMPARABLE STORE SALES GROWTH OF 1% TO 2% IN 2019; 15/05/2018 – Two Sigma Investments Adds TJX, Exits Walgreens Boots: 13F; 14/03/2018 – Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of The TJX Companies, Inc. Investors (TJX); 22/05/2018 – TJX TJX.N SEES FY 2019 SHR $4.75 TO $4.83; 22/05/2018 – TJX COMPANIES INC QTRLY ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS OF $0.96

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.16, from 1.07 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 64 investors sold The TJX Companies, Inc. shares while 387 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 535.05 million shares or 1.96% less from 545.74 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Greenleaf Tru stated it has 0.13% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Global X Mngmt Ltd owns 5,827 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreno Evelyn V accumulated 92,326 shares. New York-based Inverness Counsel Limited Co New York has invested 0.06% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Hm Payson Company, a Maine-based fund reported 455,519 shares. Spirit Of America Mgmt New York has 3,200 shares. Aviva Public Ltd Liability Co invested 0.28% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Meiji Yasuda Life has 32,277 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Holding Sa has 496,929 shares. Moreover, Assetmark has 0% invested in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Marathon Asset Management Llp holds 0.64% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) for 505,387 shares. Riverhead Management Ltd accumulated 35,776 shares. California-based First Quadrant L P Ca has invested 0.02% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Savings Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0.12% or 1.63 million shares. Sumitomo Life invested 0.4% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX).

More notable recent The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “TJX Is The Best Investment In Retail” on June 25, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Don’t Expect A Big Q2 Beat For TJX Companies, Atlantic Equities Says In Downgrade” published on June 26, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “4 Stocks That Have Been On Strong Up Trends In June” on June 25, 2018. More interesting news about The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “3 Reasons TJX Companies Stock Could Rise” published on June 22, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “TJX: The Big Get Bigger” with publication date: May 31, 2018.

Among 31 analysts covering The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. The TJX Companies has $100 highest and $70.0 lowest target. $87.50’s average target is -8.06% below currents $95.17 stock price. The TJX Companies had 91 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Credit Suisse. Goldman Sachs maintained The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy” rating. Buckingham Research maintained The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) on Thursday, March 1 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 18 report. On Monday, October 30 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, November 14 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, May 17 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Wednesday, August 17. S&P Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $85 target in Wednesday, August 19 report. As per Friday, June 22, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse.

Analysts await The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) to report earnings on August, 21. They expect $1.04 earnings per share, up 22.35% or $0.19 from last year’s $0.85 per share. TJX’s profit will be $650.22 million for 22.88 P/E if the $1.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual earnings per share reported by The TJX Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.96% negative EPS growth.

Among 11 analysts covering IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ:IDXX), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. IDEXX Laboratories has $231 highest and $69.50 lowest target. $187.44’s average target is -13.76% below currents $217.34 stock price. IDEXX Laboratories had 31 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Sell” rating by Feltl & Co on Friday, February 3. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, August 28 by Raymond James. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, October 29. The firm has “Buy” rating by C.L. King given on Friday, July 28. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, June 21 with “Outperform”. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of IDXX in report on Wednesday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, September 29. As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. On Monday, August 21 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 9 sales for $23.87 million activity. 6,602 shares were sold by MCKEON BRIAN P, worth $1.20M. Studer Jacqueline sold $99,741 worth of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) on Wednesday, May 30. The insider END WILLIAM T sold 9,470 shares worth $1.97 million. AYERS JONATHAN W also sold $6.45 million worth of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) on Monday, February 5. On Wednesday, February 7 Claflin Bruce L. bought $179,580 worth of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) or 1,000 shares. JUNIUS DANIEL M had sold 2,974 shares worth $565,232 on Wednesday, February 28. TWIGGE GIOVANI also sold $332,306 worth of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.05, from 0.81 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 37 investors sold IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. shares while 232 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 72.24 million shares or 0.16% more from 72.13 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Checchi Cap Advisers Limited Liability Corp has 1,261 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Gsa Capital Llp owns 4,442 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Hanson Mcclain Inc holds 1 shares. 14,144 are held by Natixis. Andra Ap holds 38,800 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys reported 0.02% in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX). Moreover, Ameriprise Finance Incorporated has 0.15% invested in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) for 1.70M shares. Segall Bryant & Hamill Ltd reported 15,210 shares. Pnc Financial Svcs invested 0.01% of its portfolio in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX). California State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 136,397 shares stake. Moreover, Metropolitan Life Insur Company Ny has 0% invested in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) for 17,263 shares. Smith Asset Mgmt Grp L P has invested 1.28% in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX). Lau Assoc Limited Liability Co has invested 1.98% in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX). Toronto Dominion Bancorp reported 46,969 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Lc stated it has 2,205 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

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