Target Corporation [TGT] Is Currently 0.61 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?

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Target Corporation [NYSE: TGT] gained 0.61% or 0.88 points to close at $145.44 with a heavy trading volume of 2747027 shares. The company report on July 6, 2022 that Target Announces Increased Student and Teacher Savings for Back to School Essentials.


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New this year, Target will offer more ways to save with an increased 20% college student discount through Target Circle, the return of tax-free weekends and all-season-long low prices.

Target is extending its popular Teacher Prep Event to run July 17 – Sept. 10 – nearly six weeks longer than last year – giving teachers the opportunity to save 15% on school supplies and more.

It opened the trading session at $142.66, the shares rose to $147.33 and dropped to $142.23, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for TGT points out that the company has recorded -36.05% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -6.04% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 6.31M shares, TGT reached to a volume of 2747027 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $188.36 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 2.00. 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, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Robert W. Baird dropped their target price from $195 to $180. The new note on the price target was released on June 08, 2022, representing the official price target for Target Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $239 to $231, while RBC Capital Mkts kept a Outperform rating on TGT stock. On June 08, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for TGT shares from 205 to 190.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Target Corporation is set at 4.97, with the Price to Sales ratio for TGT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.64. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.26, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.37. Price to Free Cash Flow for TGT in the course of the last twelve months was 135.59 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.10.

Trading performance analysis for TGT stock

Target Corporation [TGT] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.44. With this latest performance, TGT shares dropped by -2.83% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -36.05% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -42.23% 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 41.96, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.80, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 39.69 for Target Corporation [TGT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 168.13, while it was recorded at 146.87 for the last single week of trading, and 214.84 for the last 200 days.

Target Corporation [TGT]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Target Corporation [TGT] shares currently have an operating margin of +8.52 and a Gross Margin at +27.07. Target Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +6.55.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 50.95, with Return on Assets sitting at 13.22.

Target Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.10 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.

Target Corporation [TGT]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 19.59%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Target Corporation [TGT]

There are presently around $53,119 million, or 80.80% of TGT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of TGT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 43,254,086, which is approximately 1.383% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 38,819,141 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.61 billion in TGT stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $5.17 billion in TGT stock with ownership of nearly -0.461% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Target Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 1,058 institutional holders increased their position in Target Corporation [NYSE:TGT] by around 19,545,783 shares. Additionally, 986 investors decreased positions by around 31,673,929 shares, while 278 investors held positions by with 316,232,315 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 367,452,027 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. TGT stock had 159 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,858,661 shares, while 216 institutional investors sold positions of 8,368,002 shares during the same period.

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