Retail watch: Key reports upcoming from TJX Companies and Ross Stores

|About: TJX Companies Inc. (TJX)|By:, SA News Editor

TJX Companies (TJX -0.8%) and Ross Stores (ROST -0.5%) report earnings this week with all eyes on if the companies fared better than Wal-Mart of Target.

Both retailers are expected to see at least 6% growth on their top line.

Things get more interesting on the bottom line. Analysts are divided if the discounters turned too promotional during the quarter or managed to grab enough extra market share in key categories to keep margin erosion in check.