Aside from the US, TJX Companies (TJX) operates off-price stores in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia.
TJX Companies (TJX) delivered sales of about $8.8 billion in fiscal 3Q18, which ended on October 28, 2017.
TJX Companies’ adjusted EPS rose 9.9% on a year-over-year basis in fiscal 3Q18.
TJX Companies (TJX) disappointed investors with lower-than-expected sales in fiscal 3Q18.
Nabors Industries’ (NBR) dividend per share (or DPS) remained unchanged from 2Q17 to 3Q17. In July 2017, Nabors Industries announced a quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share.
Nabors Industries’ (NBR) cash from operating activities (or CFO) turned negative in 3Q17, compared to a positive CFO a year ago.
In 3Q17, Nabors Industries’ (NBR) total debt rose 14% compared to a year earlier while its cash and marketable securities rose 10%.
Nabors Industries’ (NBR) US operations witnessed a 92% revenue rise in 3Q17 over 3Q16. Its revenues from international operations, which accounted for 53% of its 3Q17 revenues, rose by a modest 3%.
As the graph below shows, Nabors Industries’ (NBR) EBITDA margin (or EBITDA as a percentage of revenues) declined to 20.7% in 3Q17 from ~29% in 3Q16.
Nabors Industries’ (NBR) management estimated that NBR’s international activity will become stronger in the remainder of 2017.
Nabors Industries (NBR) is one of the largest land-based drilling operators in the world. It had a weak run in the stock market in 2017.
AAP’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) momentum indicator was hovering at 59.9, above the line of equilibrium.
Of the 27 analysts covering Advance Auto Parts (AAP) on November 15, 48% gave it “buy” recommendations. Another 41% recommended a “hold,” and 11% of these analysts gave “sell” recommendations.
On November 15, 2017, Advance Auto Parts’ forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple was 7.6x.
Analysts expect AAP’s fiscal 4Q17 adjusted earnings to reach $0.64 per share, about 36% lower than $1.00 in fiscal 4Q16.
In fiscal 3Q17, AAP’s gross profit stood at $948.0 million, about 4.1% lower than its gross profit of $988.0 million in fiscal 3Q16.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has seen a few disappointing quarterly performances, but on October 17, when JNJ announced its 3Q17 results, the stock gained 3.4%.
According to the latest survey, 12 (~52.2%) analysts recommend a “buy” for JNJ stock, while eight (~34.8%) recommend a “hold,” and three recommend a “sell.”
The impact of pricing on Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) overall sales in 3Q17 came in at around -2%.
A strong balance sheet helped address one of key investors’ concerns regarding Freeport’s higher leverage ratio.