Wall Street was expecting a brighter picture and sent shares of the off-price giant down.
New study parses consumer preferences in several retail categories.
TJX and Ross Stores said traffic gains in the second quarter contributed to increases in sales and comps.
Competing with fast fashion, the site offers speedy delivery.
The off-price channel will also benefit from closures of department store doors at the mall.
The off-price retailer’s ceo called the gains “respectable.”
Despite sales gains and plans to keep growing, Wall Street was expecting more from TJX.
Stock awards fell in fiscal 2016.