Is Target Corporation (TGT) a Keeper?


Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) went up by 0.66% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $156.10. The company’s stock price has collected 2.97% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported 6 hours ago that Costco’s Strong Quarter Still Wasn’t Good Enough

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Is It Worth Investing in Target Corporation (NYSE :TGT) Right Now?

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 22.00 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for TGT is at 0.88. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 15 analysts out of 28 who provided ratings for Target Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 9 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $165.92, which is $8.25 above the current price. TGT currently public float of 499.53M and currently shorts hold a 1.72% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of TGT was 4.10M shares.

TGT’s Market Performance

TGT stocks went up by 2.97% for the week, with a monthly drop of -0.56% and a quarterly performance of 26.87%, while its annual performance rate touched 42.32%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.36% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.95% for Target Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 1.98% for TGT stocks with a simple moving average of 26.01% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of TGT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for TGT stocks, with Telsey Advisory Group repeating the rating for TGT by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for TGT in the upcoming period, according to Telsey Advisory Group is $165 based on the research report published on August 20th of the current year 2020.

DA Davidson, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see TGT reach a price target of $152. The rating they have provided for TGT stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on August 14th, 2020.

Telsey Advisory Group gave a rating of “Outperform” to TGT, setting the target price at $152 in the report published on August 11th of the current year.

TGT Trading at 9.58% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought TGT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -2.63% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.95%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.36%, as shares sank -0.46% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +24.93% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, TGT rose by +2.97%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +20.21% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $149.01. In addition, Target Corporation saw 18.56% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at TGT starting from SCHINDELE MARK, who sale 2,404 shares at the price of $155.00 back on Sep 23. After this action, SCHINDELE MARK now owns 9,838 shares of Target Corporation, valued at $372,620 using the latest closing price.

SCHINDELE MARK, the Executive Officer of Target Corporation, sale 2,404 shares at $151.15 during a trade that took place back on Sep 22, which means that SCHINDELE MARK is holding 12,242 shares at $363,365 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for TGT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +5.99 for the present operating margin
  • +26.74 for the gross margin

The net margin for Target Corporation stands at +4.19. The total capital return value is set at 18.52, while invested capital returns managed to touch 13.35. Equity return is now at value 29.90, with 7.90 for asset returns.

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Based on Target Corporation (TGT), the company’s capital structure generated 118.09 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 54.15. Total debt to assets is 32.67, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 115.04. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 52.75.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 2.93B with total debt to EBITDA at 1.58. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.88, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.20. The receivables turnover for the company is 75.76 and the total asset turnover is 1.86. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.89.


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