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How has Target Corp.:(NYSE:TGT) performed recently?

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 45357.12. It is in the Discount, Variety Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 14.33, a forward P/E of 13.43 and EPS of 5.29. At a stock price of 75.85 (0.05%) it has a dividend yield of 3.17%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 5.60%, more recently this last year it has grown by 36.00%. The next year growth is going to be about 10.11% and more long-term 10.17% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -5.40%.

For performance, Target Corp. the past week has seen a gain of 1.16%. For the last month performance for Target Corp. is 3.16%. While the last quarter is 3.40% and half year, 9.21%. Finally for the year, performance is -1.03%.

The 52-week high for Target Corp., is at -9.17%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 15.95%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.97% and 2.66% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.89%, and for the month it is 1.62%. Target Corp., has a target price of 77.55.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1, and for total debt/equity Target Corp. has 1.13. The gross margin is 29.60%, while operating margin is 7.80%, the profit margin is 4.60%. The current ratio is 1.2 and the quick ratio is 0.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 87.80%. Target Corp. has a payout ratio of 41.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 598.3. The shares float is 588.54, with the float short at 6.29%, with short ratio coming to 5.86.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Target Corp., get 8.30%, with its returns on investment at 15.30%. Return on equity is 25.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 77.55, reached soon?

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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