Target (NYSE:TGT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The number of shares now owned by investors are 544.5 mln. Target comprises 0.7% of Lathrop Investment Management Corp's holdings, making the stock its 28th largest holding.
In other Target news, Director Roxanne S. Austin sold 4,705 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC grew its stake in Target by 42.4% during the 4th quarter. Kanaly Trust Co increased its stake in Target Corporation by 11.2% in the third quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,512 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 756 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Target by 0.4% during the second quarter. It also increased its holding in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 5,142 shares in the quarter, for a total of 54,760 shares, and has risen its stake in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV). Franklin Resources Inc. lifted its stake in Target by 8.7% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 51,944,505 shares of the retailer's stock worth $2,716,176,000 after purchasing an additional 775,265 shares during the last quarter.
Hcsf Management Llc holds 9.27% of its portfolio in Nautilus, Inc. for 751,924 shares. Bankshares Of Hawaii invested in 209,921 shares or 0.69% of the stock.
TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Target Co". M Partners maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) on Thursday, November 19 with "Neutral" rating. Target Co. has a 52 week low of $48.56 and a 52 week high of $74.06. The stock has a market capitalization of $35.78 billion, a PE ratio of 11.33 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.27 and a current ratio of 0.96. After $0.91 actual EPS reported by Target Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.77 % EPS growth.
Target Corp's Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -3.95. The business had revenue of $16.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $16.61 billion. The hedge fund run by Robert Polak held 1.04 million shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $44.60 million, down from 1.22M at the end of the previous reported quarter.
Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.91/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.86/Share by a difference of $0.05. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 21st will be given a $0.62 dividend. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.35%. Target's payout ratio is now 52.10%.
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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $65.00 target price on shares of Target and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Target from a "neutral" rating to a "positive" rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $57.00 to $70.00 in a research note on Wednesday. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price objective on shares of Target from $65.00 to $62.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. They issued a buy rating and a $85.00 price objective for the company.
Among 28 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 17 Hold. (NASDAQ:INTU)'s stock has been 23.11% and 40.06% for the last 12 months.
Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $34.36 on the shares of Entegris, Inc. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock.
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Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) now has a Weekly Volatility of 2.87% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 2.14% percent. The Company's general merchandise stores offer an edited food assortment, including perishables, dry grocery, dairy and frozen items. Its digital channels include a range of general merchandise, including a range of items found in its stores, along with an assortment, such as additional sizes and colors sold only online.