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How has Target Corp.:(NYSE:TGT) performed recently?

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 41975.63. It is in the Discount, Variety Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 13.8, a forward P/E of 13.16 and EPS of 5.15. At a stock price of 71.89 (1.18%) it has a dividend yield of 3.38%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 5.60%, more recently this last year it has grown by 36.00%. The next year growth is going to be about 8.26% and more long-term 8.00% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -11.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -7.20%.

For performance, Target Corp. the past week has seen a gain of -5.87%. For the last month performance for Target Corp. is -6.14%. While the last quarter is 4.26% and half year, -6.21%. Finally for the year, performance is -2.59%.

The 52-week high for Target Corp., is at -13.22%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 10.78%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.38% and -1.78% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.61%, and for the month it is 1.71%. Target Corp., has a target price of 75.28.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.04, and for total debt/equity Target Corp. has 1.1. The gross margin is 29.70%, while operating margin is 7.80%, the profit margin is 4.60%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 0.3.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 85.90%. Target Corp. has a payout ratio of 41.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 590.79. The shares float is 583.53, with the float short at 6.35%, with short ratio coming to 6.41.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Target Corp., get 8.30%, with its returns on investment at 15.30%. Return on equity is 26.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 75.28, reached soon?

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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