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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 41585.71. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983, Target Corp., TGT performance year to date is -0.72%. Today Target Corp., TGT has gained 1.11%, with a current price of 71.17.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 41.90%. 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 1.04. While Total debt/equity is 1.1. With a profit margin of 4.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.70%, and operating margin of 7.80%. Target Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.3.

For the last year Target Corp., TGT has seen a EPS growth of 36.00%. A performance for the year of -7.33%. The 52-week high is -14.09%, and the 52-week low is 9.67%. The average volume for Target Corp., TGT is 3757292.

With a target price of 75.28, can Target Corp., TGT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Target Corp., TGT. Target Corp. has a P/E of 13.67 and a forward P/E of 13.04. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.71. Target Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.58 and 3.54 respectively. For P/cash, Target Corp. has a value of 28.1, while it is 148.52 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 71.17, Target Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.41%. We see a return on equity of 26.10%.

Looking more long-term Target Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.26% 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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