NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TJX Cos. (TJX) - Get Report stock is falling 0.16% to $72.91 in early afternoon trading Tuesday before the retailer reports its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter financial report on Wednesday before the market open.

The company is expected to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings per share and revenue tomorrow morning.

Analysts have estimated earnings of 94 cents per share on revenue of $8.73 billion for the latest quarter.

Last year, TJX reported earnings of 93 cents per share on $8.3 billion in revenue for the quarter ended January 31, 2015.

While fellow retailer Nordstrom's (JWN) fiscal 2015 fourth quarter comparable store sales dropped 3%, TJX is expected to outperform during the quarter "given a different consumer demographic than JWN's 'aspirational' customer," according to Cowen analysts, Barron's reported.

Framingham, MA-based TJX is the parent company of several apparel and home decor retailers, including T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods.

Separately, TJX has a "buy" rating and a letter grade of A at TheStreet Ratings because of the company's solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: TJX

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