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Tax Day reveals a major split in how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would govern
S&P 500   5,123.41
DOW   37,983.24
QQQ   438.27
Divisive? Not for moviegoers. ‘Civil War’ declares victory at box office.
Stock market today: Asian stocks track Wall Street's decline as Middle East tensions escalate
Native American-led nonprofit says it bought 40 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Tax Day reveals a major split in how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would govern
S&P 500   5,123.41
DOW   37,983.24
QQQ   438.27
Divisive? Not for moviegoers. ‘Civil War’ declares victory at box office.
Stock market today: Asian stocks track Wall Street's decline as Middle East tensions escalate
Native American-led nonprofit says it bought 40 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Tax Day reveals a major split in how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would govern

Target (TGT) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-5.21 (-3.04%)
(As of 04/12/2024 08:52 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
3.55 million shs
Average Volume
3.78 million shs
Market Capitalization
$76.70 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Target MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.59 Rating Score
9.6% Upside
$182.04 Price Target
Short Interest
1.53% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.73mentions of Target in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$8.82 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $9.39 to $10.56 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.82 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

17th out of 198 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

2nd out of 11 stocks

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About Target Stock (NYSE:TGT)

Target Corporation has a long history dating back to 1902. The company began as Goodfellows Dry Goods, operated by George Dalton, and later changed its name via a progression of mergers and acquisitions. The first “Target” store was opened in Roseville, Minnesota in 1962 as the discount division of the parent company. The idea was discount or low-priced items could still be fashionable and desirable. After meeting great success in the home territory, the concept went public in the late 1960s was later expanded on a national level during the 1980s. Target Corporation is now the 7th largest retailer in the US and is projected to bring in more than $113 billion in revenue for fiscal 2023.

The department stores were shed in 2004 so today Target operates as a general merchandise retailer that serves on-trend items at discounted prices. It is known as a big box retailer and is a member of the S&P 500. The company listed about 2,000 stores in mid-2022 and had plans for growth. The company offers an assortment of everyday, household, and food goods in a bright and cheery atmosphere. It has set itself apart from other low-priced retailers as the chic choice for savvy shoppers. The company’s stated purpose is to help families discover the joy of everyday life and it does so by offering quality products that families can afford.

The company sells its products through a chain of stores as well as eCommerce. eCommerce is about 20% of Target’s total revenue and was boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Services like delivery, same-day pickup, and access to thousands of necessary and discretionary items are also driving adoption. Target also offers amenities like cafes and opticians, and it hosts Starbucks inside the stores.

Target Corporation has paid and increased its dividend for more than 5 decades. The company issued its 53rd consecutive distribution increase in calendar 2022 bringing the total annual payout to $4.32. In late October 2022, the payout was worth 2.7% in yield and came with a 40% payout ratio and a 9% distribution compound annual growth rate.

Target is a leader in ESG and giving back to the community. Among its many endeavors is to return 5% of its profits to community charities as well as to inspire its employees to volunteer. Volunteers donate more than 1 million man-hours per year.


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Company Calendar

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Variety stores
General Merchandise Stores
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
27 Analysts


Net Income
$4.14 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$107.41 billion
Cash Flow
$15.03 per share
Book Value
$29.09 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$76.70 billion

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Should I Buy Target Stock? TGT Pros and Cons Explained


Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Target Co.:

  • Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer in the United States, offering a wide range of products from apparel to electronics, which can provide diversified revenue streams.
  • Target has a strong digital presence through Target.com, allowing the company to reach a broader customer base and adapt to changing consumer shopping habits.
  • Recent partnerships and in-store amenities enhance the shopping experience, potentially increasing customer loyalty and driving sales growth.
  • Target's focus on providing a variety of products, including seasonal merchandise, positions it well to capitalize on different consumer preferences throughout the year.
  • With a current stock price that reflects market sentiment and company performance, investors can make informed decisions based on the stock's valuation.


Investors should be bearish about investing in Target Co. for these reasons:

  • Target operates in the competitive retail industry, facing challenges from both traditional brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce giants, which may impact its market share and profitability.
  • Economic downturns or shifts in consumer spending habits could affect Target's sales and overall financial performance, leading to potential volatility in the stock price.
  • While Target has made efforts to enhance its digital channels, continued investments in technology and online platforms may require significant capital expenditures, impacting short-term profitability.
  • Changes in consumer preferences or trends could result in inventory management challenges for Target, leading to potential markdowns or excess stock that could impact margins.
  • As a publicly traded company, Target is subject to market fluctuations and investor sentiment, which can influence the stock price independent of the company's operational performance.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Target pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

TGT Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Target stock right now?

27 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Target in the last year. There are currently 11 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" TGT shares.
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What is Target's stock price target for 2024?

27 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Target's stock. Their TGT share price targets range from $134.00 to $220.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $182.04 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have TGT shares performed in 2024?

Target's stock was trading at $142.42 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, TGT stock has increased by 16.6% and is now trading at $166.12.
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When is Target's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 15th 2024.
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How were Target's earnings last quarter?

Target Co. (NYSE:TGT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March, 5th. The retailer reported $2.98 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.41 by $0.57. The retailer earned $31.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $31.83 billion. Target had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 33.41% and a net margin of 3.85%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.89 earnings per share.

How often does Target pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Target?

Target declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 13th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $1.10 per share on Monday, June 10th. This represents a $4.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 14th.
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Is Target a good dividend stock?

Target (NYSE:TGT) pays an annual dividend of $4.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.65%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 53 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 49.27%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, TGT will have a dividend payout ratio of 41.67% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for TGT.

What guidance has Target issued on next quarter's earnings?

Target issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, March, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 8.600-9.600 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 8.440. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Brian Cornell's approval rating as Target's CEO?

10,048 employees have rated Target Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell on Glassdoor.com. Brian Cornell has an approval rating of 78% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Target own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Target investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Walmart (WMT), AT&T (T), Walt Disney (DIS), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Home Depot (HD), Verizon Communications (VZ), Intel (INTC), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Target's major shareholders?

Target's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.38%), IMC Chicago LLC (0.00%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.04%), Mather Group LLC. (0.02%), Czech National Bank (0.02%) and CMH Wealth Management LLC (0.01%). Insiders that own company stock include Brian C Cornell, Cara A Sylvester, Christina Hennington, Don H Liu, Jill Sando, John J Mulligan, Katie M Boylan, Mark Schindele, Matthew A Liegel, Matthew L Zabel, Melissa K Kremer, Michael J Fiddelke, Robert M Harrison and Stephen A Vintz.
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How do I buy shares of Target?

Shares of TGT stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Target have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Target: A Bullseye View, Associated Merchandising Corporation, Chefs Catalog, Cooking.com, Deliv, DermStore, Fedco, Grand Junction, PoweredAnalytics, Shipt, Sonia Kashuk, Target Brands Inc., Target Enterprise Inc., and Target General Merchandise Inc..
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This page (NYSE:TGT) was last updated on 4/15/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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