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Is Target Corp.(NYSE: TGT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983. Target Corp. is in the Discount, Variety Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Target Corp., is 5486.95, and so far today it has a volume of 9081100. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is -2.03%.

To help you determine whether Target Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.49 and forward P/E is 12.87. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Target Corp. has a value for PEG of 1.69. P/S ratio is 0.56 and the P/B ratio is 3.49. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 144.43 respectively.

At the current price Target Corp. is trading at, 69.46 (-1.19% today), Target Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.46%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 41.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.15, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.26% after growing 36.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -11.70%, and -7.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 582.2, and the number of shares float is 574.09. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 87.90%. The float short is 7.44%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.79. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.30%, and also a return on investment of 15.30%.

The ability for Target Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.04 and total debt/equity is 1.1. In terms of margins, Target Corp. has a gross margin of 29.70%, with its operating margin at 7.80%, and Target Corp. has a profit margin of 4.60%.

The 52 week high is -16.15%, with 7.03% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.80% and the 200 day simple moving average is -5.03%.

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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