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Target (TGT) Competitors

-12.41 (-7.97%)
(As of 05/22/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Target stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Target include Dollar General (DG), Dollar Tree (DLTR), CVS Health (CVS), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Starbucks (SBUX), (JD), MercadoLibre (MELI), AutoZone (AZO), and Ross Stores (ROST). These companies are all part of the "retail/wholesale" sector.

Target vs.

Target (NYSE:TGT) and Dollar General (NYSE:DG) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, community ranking, media sentiment, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Target currently has a consensus target price of $181.96, suggesting a potential upside of 26.92%. Dollar General has a consensus target price of $153.08, suggesting a potential upside of 8.15%. Given Target's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Target is more favorable than Dollar General.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
0 Sell rating(s)
10 Hold rating(s)
17 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Dollar General
0 Sell rating(s)
14 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Target pays an annual dividend of $4.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Dollar General pays an annual dividend of $2.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Target pays out 49.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dollar General pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Dollar General has a net margin of 4.29% compared to Target's net margin of 3.85%. Target's return on equity of 33.41% beat Dollar General's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Target3.85% 33.41% 7.63%
Dollar General 4.29%26.13%5.46%

Target received 6268 more outperform votes than Dollar General when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 90.04% of users gave Target an outperform vote while only 68.36% of users gave Dollar General an outperform vote.

TargetOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Dollar GeneralOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

In the previous week, Target had 16 more articles in the media than Dollar General. MarketBeat recorded 42 mentions for Target and 26 mentions for Dollar General. Dollar General's average media sentiment score of 0.32 beat Target's score of 0.05 indicating that Dollar General is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
16 Neutral mention(s)
12 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Dollar General
10 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
7 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
3 Very Negative mention(s)

Target has higher revenue and earnings than Dollar General. Target is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dollar General, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Dollar General$38.69B0.80$1.66B$7.5618.72

79.7% of Target shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.8% of Dollar General shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Target shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Dollar General shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Target has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dollar General has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Target beats Dollar General on 13 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding TGT and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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TGT vs. The Competition

MetricTargetVariety stores IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$66.33B$81.80B$15.44B$17.95B
Dividend Yield2.81%2.12%184.62%3.45%
P/E Ratio16.0519.2622.1325.80
Price / Sales0.621.132.6111.59
Price / Cash10.4317.6117.7519.57
Price / Book4.935.634.815.98
Net Income$4.14B$2.25B$667.08M$976.39M
7 Day Performance-10.76%-3.17%-0.24%-0.36%
1 Month Performance-13.90%0.93%6.15%3.71%
1 Year Performance-2.58%4.82%9.25%21.33%

Target Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Dollar General
4.5173 of 5 stars
-33.2%$30.28B$38.69B18.23185,800Gap Up
Dollar Tree
4.7645 of 5 stars
CVS Health
5 of 5 stars
O'Reilly Automotive
4.2939 of 5 stars
+6.8%$58.61B$15.81B25.2690,302Positive News
Chipotle Mexican Grill
4.1508 of 5 stars
+49.9%$87.29B$9.87B67.81116,068Analyst Forecast
4.8371 of 5 stars
-21.6%$87.83B$36.53B21.36381,000Analyst Revision
4.8504 of 5 stars
-9.2%$54.80B$152.77B15.87425,469Analyst Upgrade
4.5634 of 5 stars
+29.6%$90.64B$14.47B79.9915,638Analyst Upgrade
Positive News
4.4272 of 5 stars
+5.8%$50.64B$17.83B20.59119,000Earnings Report
Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
Ross Stores
4.7776 of 5 stars
+25.7%$44.28B$20.38B23.65108,000Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision

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This page (NYSE:TGT) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by Staff

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