why Target Corporation [TGT] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $279.74

Target Corporation [NYSE: TGT] jumped around 6.51 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $236.75 at the close of the session, up 2.83%. The company report on September 29, 2021 that Target Helps Guests Prepare for the Holidays with Return of Target Deal Days and New, Industry-Leading Holiday Price Match Guarantee.

– Guest-favorite Target Deal Days returns Oct. 10-12, kicking off the holiday season with savings on thousands of items, available online, through the Target App and, for the first time, at all Target stores.

– Retailer unveils new, industry-leading Holiday Price Match Guarantee, giving guests confidence they can count on Target for the best value regardless of when they shop.

Target Corporation stock is now 34.11% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. TGT Stock saw the intraday high of $236.77 and lowest of $230.52 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 267.06, which means current price is +41.92% above from all time high which was touched on 08/11/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 2.93M shares, TGT reached a trading volume of 3948760 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Target Corporation [TGT]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for TGT shares is $279.74 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on TGT stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

UBS have made an estimate for Target Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 08, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Telsey Advisory Group raised their target price from $235 to $265. The new note on the price target was released on May 20, 2021, representing the official price target for Target Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $211, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Outperform rating on TGT stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Target Corporation is set at 4.15, with the Price to Sales ratio for TGT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.16. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.86, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 15.04. Price to Free Cash Flow for TGT in the course of the last twelve months was 23.67 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

How has TGT stock performed recently?

Target Corporation [TGT] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.37. With this latest performance, TGT shares dropped by -2.27% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 15.06% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 42.93% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for TGT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.35, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.31, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.29 for Target Corporation [TGT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 245.11, while it was recorded at 230.89 for the last single week of trading, and 219.15 for the last 200 days.

Target Corporation [TGT]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Target Corporation [TGT] shares currently have an operating margin of +7.30 and a Gross Margin at +27.13. Target Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +4.67.

Return on Total Capital for TGT is now 24.67, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 16.29. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 33.25, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.29. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Target Corporation [TGT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 104.63. Additionally, TGT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 51.13, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 29.48. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 95.25, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 46.55.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Target Corporation [TGT] managed to generate an average of $10,680 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 89.23 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.99.Target Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

Earnings analysis for Target Corporation [TGT]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for TGT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Target Corporation go to 13.29%.

Insider trade positions for Target Corporation [TGT]

There are presently around $93,122 million, or 81.80% of TGT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of TGT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 42,771,271, which is approximately -0.177% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 40,515,802 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $9.59 billion in TGT stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $8.61 billion in TGT stock with ownership of nearly -0.648% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Target Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 925 institutional holders increased their position in Target Corporation [NYSE:TGT] by around 18,150,301 shares. Additionally, 889 investors decreased positions by around 23,037,072 shares, while 303 investors held positions by with 352,146,410 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 393,333,783 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. TGT stock had 189 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,599,139 shares, while 85 institutional investors sold positions of 1,886,774 shares during the same period.

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