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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT)?

The company in question is, Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) currently with a stock price of 75.24 (0.40% today). The market cap for Target Corp. is 44836.6, and is in the sector Services, and Discount, Variety Stores industry. The target price for Target Corp. is 77.49. Currently Target Corp. is trading with a P/E of 14.17, and a forward P/E of 13.25. Average volume for Target Corp. is 6391.65 and so far today it is 1017678.

Performance in the last year for Target Corp. has been -2.84%. For EPS growth, Target Corp. has seen a growth of 36.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.21%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.60% over the last five years and could be 9.25% for the next five years. Target Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -5.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 1.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.93%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 1.87%.

Since the IPO date for Target Corp. on the 4/6/1983, Target Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 4.86%. With Target Corp. trading at 75.24, the dividend yield is 3.20%, and the EPS is 5.29.

So could Target Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.17. The PEG is 1.53, P/S is 0.62 and the P/B is at 3.57. The P/cash is 11.11, with P/free cash flow at 51.07.

Target Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 1, and total debt/equity at 1.13.

In terms of margins, Target Corp. has a gross margin of 29.60%, an operating margin of 7.80% and a profit margin of 4.60%.Payout ratio for Target Corp. is 41.00%. Return on assets come to 8.30% with return on investment coming to 15.30%.

Insider ownership for Target Corp., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 89.70%. Outstanding shares are at 598.3. While shares float is 588.54. The float short is currently 5.76%, and short ratio is 5.3.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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