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Morning Hot Stocks: Target Corporation, (TGT)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 29.82 B. Since its IPO date on the 04/06/1983, Target Corporation, TGT performance year to date is -26.19%. Today Target Corporation, TGT has gained 0.10%, with a current price of 53.36.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 47.90%. Return of assets are at 7.40%, with return on investment at 15.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Target Corporation, TGT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.01. While Total debt/equity is 1.16. With a profit margin of 4.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.60%, and operating margin of 7.00%. Target Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.3.

For the last year Target Corporation, TGT has seen a EPS growth of -12.70%. A performance for the year of -27.14%. The 52-week high is -32.74%, and the 52-week low is 9.89%. The average volume for Target Corporation, TGT is 273176.

With a target price of 57.99, can Target Corporation, TGT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Target Corporation, TGT. Target Corporation has a P/E of 11.11 and a forward P/E of 12.78. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Target Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.43 and 2.67 respectively. For P/cash, Target Corporation has a value of 11.13, while it is 8.77 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 53.36, Target Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.65%. We see a return on equity of 25.00%.

Looking more long-term Target Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -4.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -1.53% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -12.70% for this year and for the last five years a 1.40% growth has been seen.

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