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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Target Corporation, TGT

Target Corporation, TGT is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Discount, Variety Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Target Corporation, TGTĀ  has a market cap of 44198.15. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983, Target Corporation, TGT performance year to date is 11.53%. Today Target Corporation, TGT has gained -0.83%, with a current price of 77.76.

Ownership of the company is 0.11% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 41.20%. Return of assets are at 8.60%, with return on investment at 15.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Target Corporation, TGT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.09. While Total debt/equity is 1.16. With a profit margin of 4.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.90%, and operating margin of 8.20%. Target Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.2.

For the last year Target Corporation, TGT has seen a EPS growth of 36.00%. A performance for the year of 11.70%. The 52-week high is -5.34%, and the 52-week low is 20.84%. The average volume for Target Corporation, TGT is 733213.

With a target price of 77.17, can Target Corporation, TGT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Target Corporation, TGT. Target Corporation has a P/E of 14.39 and a forward P/E of 14.24. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.39. Target Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.63 and 4.04 respectively. For P/cash, Target Corporation has a value of 35.9, while it is 20.89 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 77.76, Target Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.06%. We see a return on equity of 27.80%.

Looking more long-term Target Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.02%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.99% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 36.00% for this year and for the last five years a 5.60% growth has been seen.

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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