NYSE:TGT - Target Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$72.84 +0.66 (+0.91 %)
(As of 02/18/2019 03:13 AM ET)
Previous Close$72.84
Today's Range$72.2250 - $73.38
52-Week Range$60.15 - $90.39
Volume3.84 million shs
Average Volume5.11 million shs
Market Capitalization$38.01 billion
P/E Ratio15.46
Dividend Yield3.55%
Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer in the United States. The company offers beauty and household essentials, including beauty products, personal and baby care products, cleaning products, paper products, and pet supplies; food and beverage products, such as dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverage, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, and produce products; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. It also provides home furnishings and décor comprising furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath products, home improvement products, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise comprising patio furniture and holiday décor; and music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics that include video game hardware and software. In addition, the company offers in-store amenities, which comprise Target Café, Target Optical, Starbucks, and other food service offerings. It sells its products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. As of March 8, 2018, the company operated 1,826 stores. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$71.88 billion
Cash Flow$9.3027 per share
Book Value$21.54 per share


Net Income$2.93 billion


Market Cap$38.01 billion

Target (NYSE:TGT) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Target's stock symbol?

Target trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "TGT."

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

Target declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 20th will be given a dividend of $0.64 per share on Sunday, March 10th. This represents a $2.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.51%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 19th. View Target's Dividend History.

How were Target's earnings last quarter?

Target Co. (NYSE:TGT) released its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 20th. The retailer reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.02. The retailer had revenue of $17.59 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.81 billion. Target had a return on equity of 25.02% and a net margin of 4.31%. The firm's revenue was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.91 EPS. View Target's Earnings History.

When is Target's next earnings date?

Target is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Target.

How can I listen to Target's earnings call?

Target will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, March 5th at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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

Target issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 10th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.30-5.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.40.

What price target have analysts set for TGT?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Target's stock. Their predictions range from $60.00 to $110.00. On average, they expect Target's share price to reach $87.0684 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Target.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Target?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Target in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 11 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Target.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Target stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Target stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Target is trying to adapt fast with the changing retail ecosystem. The company is deploying resources to enhance omni-channel capacities, come up with new brands, remodel stores and expand same-day delivery options. All these bode well for the stock that has risen in line with the industry in a year's time with decent performance in third-quarter fiscal 2018. Notably, both the top and the bottom lines maintained the trend of year-over-year improvement. Although earnings missed, sales beat the consensus mark for the seventh quarter in a row. The quarter also witnessed healthy traffic growth and registered impressive comparable digital channel sales. Target kept its fiscal 2018 earnings view intact. Looking ahead, analysts anticipate that incremental investments, higher wages and rise in costs due to new fulfillment options may hurt margins. Nonetheless, we believe it is better to face short-term impediments to attain long-term goals." (11/26/2018)
  • 2. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We remain NEUTRAL. Sales increased 7.0% to $17.55bn (vs. our $16.96bn est), on a stronger-than-expected 6.5% comp increase (vs. our +3.0%). The comp was led by a 6.4% increase in traffic, the strongest performance since Target began reporting the metric in 2008, and follows 4% growth in 1Q. Gains have been led by improvements in ‘frequency’ categories, particularly essentials (food/beverage accelerated for a 6th straight quarter), in addition to e-comm. Digital sales rose 41%, aided by a successful one-day sale event in July, and contributed 1.5% of the comp increase. Impressively, stores were responsible for the large majority of comp growth (4.9%). In 1H18, comps rose 4.8%; with trends remaining strong through the back-to-school period, we raise our forecast for to 2H to nearly 4% comps (from +LSD%)." (8/22/2018)

Has Target been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about TGT stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Target earned a coverage optimism score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the retailer a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Target's key competitors?

Who are Target's key executives?

Target's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Brian C. Cornell, Chairman & CEO (Age 60)
  • Ms. Catherine R. Smith, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Mr. John J. Mulligan, Exec. VP & COO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Michael Edward McNamara, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 54)
  • Ms. Janna Adair Potts, Exec. VP & Chief Stores Officer (Age 51)

Who are Target's major shareholders?

Target's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.28%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (3.54%), LSV Asset Management (1.38%), Northern Trust Corp (1.36%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.34%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.33%). Company insiders that own Target stock include Cathy R Smith, Don H Liu, Donald R Knauss, Hourigan Rice Jacqueline, Janna A Potts, John J Mulligan, Laysha Ward, Robert M Harrison, Roxanne S Austin and Stephanie A Lundquist. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Target.

Which major investors are selling Target stock?

TGT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Two Sigma Advisers LP, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, LSV Asset Management, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can and Assenagon Asset Management S.A.. Company insiders that have sold Target company stock in the last year include Don H Liu, Janna A Potts, John J Mulligan, Laysha Ward and Stephanie A Lundquist. View Insider Buying and Selling for Target.

Which major investors are buying Target stock?

TGT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Boston Partners, BlackRock Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Geode Capital Management LLC, ClariVest Asset Management LLC and Hamlin Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Target stock in the last two years include Cathy R Smith, Don H Liu and Donald R Knauss. View Insider Buying and Selling for Target.

How do I buy shares of Target?

Shares of TGT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Target's stock price today?

One share of TGT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $72.84.

How big of a company is Target?

Target has a market capitalization of $38.01 billion and generates $71.88 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $2.93 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.71 on an earnings per share basis. Target employs 345,000 workers across the globe.

What is Target's official website?

The official website for Target is http://www.target.com.

How can I contact Target?

Target's mailing address is 1000 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN, 55403. The retailer can be reached via phone at 612-304-6073 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Target (NYSE TGT)

Community Ranking:  4.3 out of 5 (star star star star)
Outperform Votes:  6,944 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,141 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  8,085
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Target and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe TGT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe TGT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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