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Is Target Corp.(NYSE: TGT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983. Target Corp. is in the Discount, Variety Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Target Corp., is 6392.48, and so far today it has a volume of 1147092. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 3.47%.

To help you determine whether Target Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.98 and forward P/E is 13.11. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Target Corp. has a value for PEG of 1.51. P/S ratio is 0.6 and the P/B ratio is 3.53. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 10.86 and 25.14 respectively.

At the current price Target Corp. is trading at, 74.19 (0.32% today), Target Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.25%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 41.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.29, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.73% after growing 36.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.00%, and -5.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 592.91, and the number of shares float is 588.54. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 90.00%. The float short is 6.00%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.52. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.30%, and also a return on investment of 15.30%.

The ability for Target Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 1 and total debt/equity is 1.13. In terms of margins, Target Corp. has a gross margin of 29.60%, with its operating margin at 7.80%, and Target Corp. has a profit margin of 4.60%.

The 52 week high is -11.15%, with 13.42% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.46% and the 200 day simple moving average is 0.38%.

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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