Services stocks for your portfolio: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX), Carnival Corporation (CCL)
The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) ended last trading session with a change of -0.15 percent. It trades at an average volume of 3.81M shares versus 2.38M shares recorded at the end of last trading session. The share price of $78.06 is at a distance of 9.74 percent from its 52-week low and down -6.01 percent versus its peak. The company has a market cap of $50.73B and currently has 649.9M shares outstanding. The share price is currently 0.2 percent versus its SMA20, 2.27 percent versus its SMA50, and 2.33 percent versus its SMA200. The stock has a weekly performance of -0.69 percent and is 4.26 percent year-to-date as of the recent close.
On February 22, 2017 The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) announced sales and earnings results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 28, 2017. Net sales for the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2017 increased 6% to $9.5 billion, over an 8% increase last year. Consolidated comparable store sales for the fourth quarter increased 3%, over last year’s 6% increase. Net income for the fourth quarter was $678 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.03, a 4% increase over the prior year’s $.99.
Carnival Corporation (CCL) recently recorded -0.17 percent change and currently at $57.11 is 35.75 percent away from its 52-week low and down -0.61 percent versus its peak. It has a past 5-day performance of 2.46 percent and trades at an average volume of 3.14M shares. The stock has a 1-month performance of 2.06 percent and is 10.39 percent year-to-date as of the recent close. There were about 706.43M shares outstanding which made its market cap $40.34B. The share price is currently 2.09 percent versus its SMA20, 4.31 percent versus its SMA50, and 16.35 percent versus its SMA200.
On March 13, 2017 Carnival Corporation (CCL) announced that it is expanding the commercial maritime industry’s first and most technologically advanced Fleet Operations Centers with the opening of a new facility in Seattle. The company’s first Fleet Operations Center is located in Hamburg, Germany, with both centers providing real-time support for its 102-ship fleet, the largest in the cruise industry. A third center will be added to the global network later this year when construction is scheduled to be complete on a facility in Miami at the company’s headquarters.