Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, apparel and home fashions retailer TJX (NYSE:TJX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at TJX and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

TJX facts



Headquarters (Founded)

Framingham, Mass. (1956)

Market Cap

$31.3 billion


Apparel retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$24.9 billion


CEO Carol Meyrowitz (since January 2007)
CFO Scott Goldenberg (since January 2012)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$1.8 billion / $774.5 million

Dividend Yield



Kohl's (NYSE:KSS)
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 89% of the 621 members who have rated TJX believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, Motley Fool advisor and CIO Andy Cross (TMFOpie), succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community:

After talking to fellow Stock Advisor analyst Bryan White, discount retailing has huge potential around the globe, even in Europe, where TJX is doing very well. Great positioning, good merchandizing strategy and reasonable price. Looking for a sub-$41 starting point.

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