Stocks of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) traded higher last session on Wall Street, up 0.70% to $120.17.
According to the data, Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has 34 analysts covering its stock. The consensus rating among analysts is ‘Overweight’. As we calculate the median target price by taking the range between a high of $184.00 and a low of $120.00, we find $143.60. Given the previous closing price of $119.34, this indicates a potential upside of 20.33 percent. TGT stock price is now -6.82% away from the 50-day moving average and -19.04% away from the 200-day moving average. The market capitalization of the company currently stands at $56.25B.
A total of 21 analysts have issued a hold rating and 11 have given it a buy rating. Brokers who have rated the stock have averaged $149.21 as their price target over the next twelve months.
With the price target maintained at $134, Daiwa Securities recently Downgraded its rating from Outperform to Neutral for Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT).
In other news, Cornell Brian C, Executive Officer sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock on Aug 18. The stock was sold for $3,921,135 at an average price of $130.70. Upon completion of the transaction, the Executive Officer now directly owns 399,669 shares in the company, valued at $48.03 million. An SEC document containing details of the transaction can be found on the SEC’s website. On May 18, Chief Accounting Officer LIEGEL MATTHEW A sold 1,459 shares of the business’s stock. A total of $234,528 was realized by selling the stock at an average price of $160.75. This leaves the insider owning 3,748 shares of the company worth $0.45 million. Insiders disposed of 421,832 shares of company stock worth roughly $50.69 million over the past 1 year. A total of 0.20% of the company’s stock is owned by insiders.
There have been several recent changes in the stakes of large investors in TGT stock. A new stake in Target Corporation shares was purchased by DIAMOND HILL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC during the first quarter worth $218,315,000. QUBE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGIES LTD invested $85,981,000 in shares of TGT during the first quarter. In the first quarter, VOLORIDGE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC acquired a new stake in Target Corporation valued at approximately $62,927,000. RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC acquired a new stake in TGT for approximately $32,465,000. JANNEY MONTGOMERY SCOTT LLC purchased a new stake in TGT valued at around $32,385,000 in the second quarter. In total, there are 2,434 active investors with 81.90% ownership of the company’s stock.
Tuesday’s opening bell rang with an opening price of $119.46 for Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). During the past 12 months, Target Corporation has had a low of $118.55 and a high of $181.70. As of last week, the company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.34, a current ratio of 0.80, and a quick ratio of 0.20. According to the stock market information, the enterprise value for the company is $72.68B, which is based on a 16.48 price-to-earnings ratio, a 0.90 price-to-earnings-growth ratio, and a beta of 1.02. The fifty day moving average price for TGT is $128.73 and a two-hundred day moving average price translates $148.21 for the stock.
The latest earnings results from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) was released for Jul, 2023. According to the Discount Stores Company, earnings per share came in at $1.8, beating analysts’ expectations of $1.38 by 0.42. This compares to $0.39 EPS in the same period last year. The net profit margin was 3.10% and return on equity was 29.40% for TGT. The company reported revenue of $24.77 billion for the quarter, compared to $26.04 billion a year earlier. Comparatively to last year’s same quarter, the company’s quarterly revenue fell -4.85 percent. For the current quarter, analysts expect TGT to generate $25.3B in revenue.
Moreover, the firm recently paid out its quarterly dividend on 09/10/2023. Investors who held shares on 08/16/2023 were paid a $1.10 dividend. On an annualized basis, this represents a $4.40 dividend and a 3.66% percent yield. There was an ex-dividend date of 08/15/2023 for this dividend. In terms of dividend payout ratio, TGT is presently at 59.00%.
Target Corporation(TGT) Company Profile
Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer in the United States. The company offers apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, and infants and newborns, as well as jewelry, accessories, and shoes; and beauty and personal care, baby gear, cleaning, paper products, and pet supplies. It also provides dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, and food service; electronics, which includes video game hardware and software, toys, entertainment, sporting goods, and luggage; and furniture, lighting, storage, kitchenware, small appliances, home décor, bed and bath, home improvement, school/office supplies, greeting cards and party supplies, and other seasonal merchandise. In addition, the company sells merchandise through periodic design and creative partnerships, and shop-in-shop experience; and in-store amenities. Further, it sells its products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. Target Corporation was incorporated in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.