Target Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

TGT -- USA Stock  

USD 72.25  0.22  0.31%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Target Corporation is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Target buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Target positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Target available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from Target buy-and-hold prospective. Also please take a look at Target Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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Hype Condition

Current Valuation

Odds of Distress

Economic Sensitivity

Analyst Consensus

Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon Target Corporation has a risk adjusted performance of 0.3283, jensen alpha of 0.1835, total risk alpha of 0.079, sortino ratio of 0.0592 and treynor ratio of 0.5705
Macroaxis provides unbiased buy or sell recommendation on Target that should be used to complement current analysts and expert consensus on Target Corporation. Our advice engine determines the firm potential to grow exclusively from the prospective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Target is not overpriced, please validate all Target fundamentals including its Current Ratio, and the relationship between EBITDA and Number of Employees . Given that Target has Price to Earning of 11.95X, we advise you double-check Target Corporation market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your current risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Target Thematic Classifications

Power Stocks IdeaPower Stocks
High potential, large capitalization stocks theme
Impulse IdeaImpulse
Macroaxis evolving impulse stocks

Target Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.33Value At Risk1.89
Potential Upside3.07Standard Deviation1.73
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
State Street CorpCommon Shares44.6 M2.9 B
Blackrock IncCommon Shares43.2 M2.9 B
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares39.1 M2.6 B
Bank Of America CorpCommon Shares17.4 M1.1 B
Capital World InvestorsCommon Shares15.2 M1 B
Wells Fargo CompanyCommon Shares13.3 M876.7 M
Aqr Capital Management LlcCommon Shares8.6 M565.5 M
Susquehanna International Group LlpCall Options4.2 M277.6 M

Target Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.55
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.0445

Target Volatility Alert

Target Corporation has relatively low volatility with skewness of 1.01 and kurtosis of 1.86. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Target Corporation to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
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Target Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsTargetPeer Average
Return On Equity29.17% (15.17)%
Return On Asset6.33% (15.64)%
Profit Margin4.35% (5.50)%
Operating Margin9.03% (10.91)%
Current Valuation51.29B152.14B
Shares Outstanding521.83M1.43B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.14% 6.91%
Shares Owned by Institutions85.16% 18.37%
Number of Shares Shorted23.06M3.24M
Price to Earning11.95X40.69X
Price to Book3.39X14.44X
Price to Sales0.50X17.81X
Gross Profit20.75B21.75B
Net Income3.24B517.71M
Cash and Equivalents825M3.89B
Cash per Share1.58X5.17X
Total Debt13.86B7.36B
Debt to Equity125.00% 0.72%
Current Ratio0.83X3.30X
Book Value Per Share21.23X13.64X
Cash Flow from Operations1.64B1.25B
Short Ratio4.36X2.09X
Earnings Per Share6.03X2.30X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.67X1.22X
Number of Employees345K10.67K
Market Capitalization37.59B29.78B
Total Asset24.15B126.86B
Retained Earnings8.19B38.24B
Working Capital2.59B3.58B
Current Asset9.65B36.8B
   Payment of 334 shares by Kremer Melissa K of Target subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Target Market Momentum

Target Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Target has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial commitments
The company has 13.86B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 125.0 . This implies that the company may be unable to create cash to meet all of its financial commitments. Target has Current Ratio of 0.81 suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due.
Over 85.0% of Target shares are owned by institutional investors

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Target Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price80.00
Target Mean Price82.12
Recommendation Mean2.50
Target High Price110.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions21
Target Low Price60.00
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