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Shares of The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) aren’t attracting a lot of attention after third-quarter results that were positive but in line. Net sales rose 11 percent to $6.4 billion, with comparable store sales up 7 percent. Net income grew 17 percent to $0.62 per share.
Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD), a 45 percent owner of Verizon Wireless, was off about 2.50 percent in afternoon market trading after posting results for the six months ended September 30. Group revenue dropped about 7.4 percent, pointedly lead by losses in Southern Europe. Vodafone will be using some of its 2.5 billion euro ($3.1 billion) dividend from Verizon Wireless for a 1.5 billion euro ($1.9 billion) share buyback.
With seven weeks to go before the fiscal cliff, Congress is slated to return to work Tuesday. All eyes will be on President Barack Obama and leaders from both parties, and hopes will be high that a solution can be agreed to in time.
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