Why Dividend Hunters Love Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)

Tuesday, 17 Apr, 2018

Corporate insiders own 0.25% of the company's stock.

Earnings Yield is calculated by taking the operating income or earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and dividing it by the Enterprise Value of the company.

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. Analysts pass on shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be signifying a Buy. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by JP Morgan. In Monday, February 26 report Credit Suisse initiated it with "Buy" rating and $86.0 target. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of GE in report on Wednesday, April 12 with "Buy" rating. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. On Tuesday, January 9 the firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.525 during the last trading session, reaching $72.045.Target Corporation has volume of 1.72 million shares. The company had a trading volume of 4,837,512 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,661,857. Target Corp now has $38.54 billion valuation. Target has a fifty-two week low of $48.56 and a fifty-two week high of $78.70. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. And its good to know that the higher that percentage, the more the company retains on each dollar of sales, to service its other costs and the debt obligations, and Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)'s gross margin stands at 29.00%.

The company's Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $1.35, according to consensus of 20 analysts. These Revenue projections are a consensus of 15 Analysts. Target had a return on equity of 23.04% and a net margin of 4.08%. Target's quarterly revenue was down 4.3% on a year-over-year basis.

For the current Fiscal Quarter, 3 analysts on average are expecting earnings of $0.01 per share. On Tuesday, January 2 the firm has "Hold" rating by Robert W. Baird given. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.74, for a total transaction of $656,664.18. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.32312. The decrease is 8.05% according to 2017Q4 Securities and Exchange form. Also, insider Stephanie A. Lundquist sold 3,000 shares of Target stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 23rd.

On 12/15/2017 Roxanne S. Austin, Director, sold 4,705 with an average share price of $62.61 per share and the total transaction amounting to $294,580.05. The company was maintained on Friday, February 16 by Susquehanna. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Heritage Trust Co increased its position in shares of Target by 129.7% in the 3rd quarter. The stock increased 1.85% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $2.75. Citigroup Inc holds 15,815 shares. The fund acquired 2,300 shares of the retailer's stock, valued at approximately $166,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 119,971 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $8,376,000 after buying an additional 28,512 shares in the last quarter. Paragon Capital Management Ltd sold 44,027 shares as the company's stock rose 4.77% while stock markets declined. On Wednesday, October 18 Stifel Nicolaus maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) with "Hold" rating.

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Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes.