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Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) went down by -1.46% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $268.98. The company’s stock price has collected -1.95% of loss in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 01/07/22 that These 12 ‘Dividend Aristocrat’ stocks have been the best income compounders over 5 years

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 16.74 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for TGT is at 1.01. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 18 analysts out of 31 who provided ratings for Target Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 9 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $283.30, which is $56.61 above the current price. TGT currently public float of 478.25M and currently shorts hold a 2.19% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of TGT was 3.61M shares.

TGT’s Market Performance

TGT stocks went down by -1.95% for the week, with a monthly drop of -4.27% and a quarterly performance of -0.57%, while its annual performance rate touched 16.46%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.76% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.37% for Target Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -0.42% for TGT stocks with a simple moving average of -3.92% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of TGT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for TGT stocks, with Wells Fargo repeating the rating for TGT by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for TGT in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $230 based on the research report published on January 06th of the current year 2022.

Credit Suisse, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see TGT reach a price target of $286. The rating they have provided for TGT stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on November 19th, 2021.

BofA Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to TGT, setting the target price at $329 in the report published on November 18th of the previous year.

TGT Trading at -6.23% 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 -15.45% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.37%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.76%, as shares sank -4.52% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -11.93% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, TGT fell by -1.95%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +13.17% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $227.85. In addition, Target Corporation saw -1.74% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at TGT starting from Mulligan John J, who sale 28,918 shares at the price of $223.60 back on Dec 17. After this action, Mulligan John J now owns 182,419 shares of Target Corporation, valued at $6,466,007 using the latest closing price.

Cornell Brian C, the Executive Officer of Target Corporation, sale 30,000 shares at $244.72 during a trade that took place back on Dec 02, which means that Cornell Brian C is holding 189,998 shares at $7,341,593 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for TGT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +7.30 for the present operating margin
  • +27.13 for the gross margin

The net margin for Target Corporation stands at +4.67. The total capital return value is set at 24.67, while invested capital returns managed to touch 16.29. Equity return is now at value 46.70, with 13.10 for asset returns.

Based on Target Corporation (TGT), the company’s capital structure generated 104.63 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 51.13. Total debt to assets is 29.48, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 95.25. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 46.55.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.13, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.15. The receivables turnover for the company is 89.23 and the total asset turnover is 1.99. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.03.

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