Target Corp. (TGT) — Trending Stock Alert

Welch & Forbes LLC boosted its stake in shares of Target by 0.3% in the first quarter. Linscomb & Williams Inc. boosted its position in Target by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP boosted its stake in shares of Target by 652.1% in the third quarter. However its weekly volatility is 1.59% and monthly volatility is 1.89%. The Company has 52-week high of $78.61 and 52-week low of $52.72.

Target Corporation's Wall Street analysts see -38.62 % negative EPS growth, taking into account the $1.45 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.01 on May 15, reaching $55.35. About 999,514 shares traded. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $55.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $64.38. The company's market capitalization is $239.09 billion with the total outstanding shares of 9.95 billion.

The company's expected revenue in the current quarter to be 15.62 Billion, seeing a projected current quarter growth of -29.5%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around -0.65%.

Top line figures for the first quarter slipped to $ 16.02 billion from $ 16.20 billion in the same quarter past year, where as analysts anticipated $ 15.62 billion. It has a return on equity (ROE) of 23.70%. Comparatively, TGT posted earnings of $1.5 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. Year to date is 36.83%, 14.82% over the last quarter, 29.36% for the past six months and 34.10% over the last 12 months. Equities research analysts forecast that Target Co. will post $4.15 earnings per share for the current year.

The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly financial results on 16/05/2017 after the market close. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be given a dividend of $0.60 per share. A recommendation of 1 or 2 would represent a consensus Buy. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 15th.

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A number of research analysts have weighed in on TGT shares. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc began coverage on Target in a report on Friday, February 10th. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $66.07. Alpha Windward Llc acquired 6,560 shares as Target Corp (TGT)'s stock 0.00%. MKM Partners reiterated a "neutral" rating and set a $70.00 price objective (down previously from $77.00) on shares of Target in a research report on Thursday, January 19th. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Target Corp., where 4 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 1 analysts have given a Buy signal, 18 said it's a HOLD, 3 reported it as Underperform and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Target now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $66.15.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2.96 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. Following the purchase, the director now owns 16,431 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $901,404.66. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $58.20 per share, for a total transaction of $116,400.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. The average volume of a stock suggests the liquidity of a particular company.

Target Corporation (Target) is a general merchandise retailer selling products through its stores and digital channels.

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