What Analysts Have to Say About Target Corp (NYSE:TGT)?

Target Corp. (TGT) traded with volume of 8.95 Million shares in last trading session

Gould Asset Management LLC CA boosted its stake in shares of Target by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Prospera Financial Services Inc's holdings in Target were worth $442,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. boosted its position in Target by 5.8% in the first quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 1,906 shares of the retailer's stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 1,016 shares during the last quarter. The stock was purchased at an average price of $58.20 per share, with a total value of $116,400.00. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors boosted its position in Target by 0.9% in the first quarter.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Target Corp. now shows a Weekly Performance of -5.77%, where Monthly Performance is 2.69%, Quarterly performance is -16.29%, 6 Months performance is -23.03% and yearly performance percentage is -23.29%. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Monday, September 12 by Cowen & Co. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Target during the fourth quarter worth about $129,277,000.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the stock. At the time of writing, Shares the company recently traded 4.40% away 52-week low and noted price movement -29.98% away from the 52-week high level.

Target Corp. (TGT) closed its previous trading session at $54.53 with the loss of -1.48%.

Liberty Ventures (LVNTA) declined -2.85% and its total traded volume was 0.87 million shares contrast to the average volume of 0.74 million shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $30.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.877 and a beta of 0.63.

Analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings growth are expecting that Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) will report earnings of $0.91 for the current quarter on or around *BMO5/17/17, however the company's high EPS estimates are $1.01 and low estimates are $0.82. The company reported EPS of $1.45, below the consensus estimate calling for EPS of $1.51 - a positive surprise of 3.72%. The company had revenue of $16.02 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.63 billion. Target had a return on equity of 25.18% and a net margin of 4.75%. Year to date is 36.83%, 14.82% over the last quarter, 29.36% for the past six months and 34.10% over the last 12 months.

The company recorded first quarter adjusted income from continuing operation of $ 1.21 per share, while analysts from Thomson Reuters expected income of $ 0.91 per share.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, June 10th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 15th. Target Corp. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 11.98 and Forward P/E ratio of 13.63.

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Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Target Corp., where 4 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 1 analysts have given a Buy signal, 18 said it's a HOLD, 3 reported it as Underperform and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell.

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