* Q3 EPS 62 cts vs Street View 61 cts
* Sees Q4 EPS 72-75 cts vs Street View 76 cts
* Shares up nearly 1 pct
Nov 13 TJX Cos Inc, owner of the
Marshalls and T.J. Maxx chains, reported a higher quarterly
profit on Tuesday and said it expects same-store sales during
the holiday quarter to be flat to up 2 percent.
Its shares were up nearly 1 percent at $41.23 in early
TJX, which sells designer clothing and home goods at lower
prices than department stores, raised its full-year earnings
forecast by a penny, to $2.45 to $2.48 per share.
It said it estimates a profit of 72 cents to 75 cents per
share for the current quarter, which includes the holiday
period. That is below the 76 cents Wall Street analysts were
The company, which also operates the T.K. Maxx chain in
Europe, reported net income of $461.5 million, or 62 cents per
share, for the fiscal third quarter that ended Oct. 27, up from
$406.5 million, or 53 cents per share, a year earlier. That was
1 cent above analyst expectation.
Net sales rose 10.7 percent to $6.41 billion, while
same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year, rose
7 percent. The gain was most pronounced in Europe, where
same-store sales were up 11 percent.
"(TJX's) momentum should continue as TJX continues to
attract new customers (and) margins should expand as Europe
continues to improve," Lazard Capital Markets analyst Jennifer
Davis wrote in a research note.