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

Target Corp., TGT is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Discount, Variety Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Target Corp., TGT  has a market cap of 44872.5. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983, Target Corp., TGT performance year to date is 4.94%. Today Target Corp., TGT has gained -3.24%, with a current price of 72.57.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 89.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 41.00%. Return of assets are at 8.30%, with return on investment at 15.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Target Corp., TGT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1. While Total debt/equity is 1.13. With a profit margin of 4.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.60%, and operating margin of 7.80%. Target Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Target Corp., TGT has seen a EPS growth of 36.00%. A performance for the year of -2.07%. The 52-week high is -13.09%, and the 52-week low is 10.94%. The average volume for Target Corp., TGT is 5505431.

With a target price of 77.49, can Target Corp., TGT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Target Corp., TGT. Target Corp. has a P/E of 14.18 and a forward P/E of 13.26. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.53. Target Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.62 and 3.58 respectively. For P/cash, Target Corp. has a value of 11.12, while it is 51.11 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 72.57, Target Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.20%. We see a return on equity of 25.50%.

Looking more long-term Target Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.21% 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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