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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 4/19/2024
Biden signs bill extending a key US surveillance program after divisions nearly forced it to lapse
MarketBeat Week in Review – 4/15 - 4/19
The drug war devastated Black and other minority communities. Is marijuana legalization helping?
Crews turn sights to removing debris from ship's deck in Baltimore bridge collapse cleanup
A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion
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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 4/19/2024
Biden signs bill extending a key US surveillance program after divisions nearly forced it to lapse
MarketBeat Week in Review – 4/15 - 4/19
The drug war devastated Black and other minority communities. Is marijuana legalization helping?
Crews turn sights to removing debris from ship's deck in Baltimore bridge collapse cleanup
A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion
Morning sickness? Prenatal check-ups? What to know about new rights for pregnant workers

Target (TGT) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$168.30
+1.72 (+1.03%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$166.77
$168.47
50-Day Range
$145.08
$177.79
52-Week Range
$102.93
$181.86
Volume
3.38 million shs
Average Volume
3.10 million shs
Market Capitalization
$77.70 billion
P/E Ratio
18.85
Dividend Yield
2.61%
Price Target
$181.85

Target MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.59 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
8.0% Upside
$181.85 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.53% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.81
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.58mentions 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
12.46%
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.

4.80 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

18th out of 194 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.

 

TGT Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/10 Dividend
2/20/2024
Last Earnings
3/05/2024
Dividend Payable
3/10/2024
Today
4/20/2024
Ex-Dividend for 6/10 Dividend
5/14/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
5/22/2024
Dividend Payable
6/10/2024
Fiscal Year End
1/31/2025

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Variety stores
Sub-Industry
General Merchandise Stores
CUSIP
87612E10
Employees
415,000
Year Founded
1902

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$181.85
High Stock Price Target
$220.00
Low Stock Price Target
$134.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+8.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.59
Research Coverage
27 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$4.14 billion
Pretax Margin
4.93%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$107.41 billion
Cash Flow
$15.19 per share
Book Value
$29.09 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
460,628,000
Market Cap
$77.70 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.14

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Should I Buy Target Stock? TGT Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

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, can help mitigate risks associated with fluctuations in specific product categories.
  • With a history dating back to 1902, Target has established itself as a well-known and trusted brand in the retail industry, which can positively impact consumer perception and brand loyalty.

Cons

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

  • Target's stock price may be influenced by factors such as market volatility, economic conditions, and competition within the retail sector, leading to potential fluctuations in share value.
  • The retail industry is highly competitive, with evolving consumer preferences and the rise of e-commerce posing challenges to traditional brick-and-mortar retailers like Target.
  • While Target has made efforts to enhance its digital presence, the company may still face challenges in keeping up with rapidly changing technology and online retail trends.
  • Changes in consumer spending patterns, especially during economic downturns or shifts in disposable income, could impact Target's sales performance and overall financial health.
  • Investors should consider the impact of external factors such as regulatory changes, trade policies, and global economic events on Target's operations and profitability.
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 Friday, April 12, 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 twelve months. 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 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Target's stock. Their TGT share price targets range from $134.00 to $220.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $181.85 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.0% 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 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, TGT shares have increased by 18.2% and is now trading at $168.30.
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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 22nd 2024.
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How can I listen to Target's earnings call?

Target will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, May 22nd at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Target's earnings last quarter?

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

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

Target announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 13th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $1.10 per share on Monday, June 10th. This represents a $4.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.61%. 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 2.64%. 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.
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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 (EPS) 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.38%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.29%), AMF Tjanstepension AB (0.14%), IMC Chicago LLC (0.00%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.04%) and Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC (0.03%). 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 4/20/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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