How does Target Corp (TGT) change from a tortoise to a hare?

With 3.98 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 4.41 million shares. The 52-week range on TGT shows that it touched its highest point at $177.29 and its lowest point at $102.93 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $155.38. With its current market cap of 67.74 billion, TGT has annualized dividend of $4.29 while the current yield stands at 2.92%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.12.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of TGT was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 5.50%, but this was up by 3.53% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 32.13% while six-month performance rose 12.02%. The stock lost -15.59% in the past year, while it has gained 3.03% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for TGT yields 7.85 with Next year EPS estimates of 9.12. For the next quarter, that number is 2.40. This implies an EPS growth rate of 38.76% for this year and 9.23% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 20.27% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 2.47%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 461.66 million TGT shares are outstanding with a float of 460.50 million shares on hand for trading. In addition to Mr. Brian C. Cornell as the firm’s Chairman of the Board & CEO, Mr. Michael J. Fiddelke serves as its Executive VP, COO & CFO.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 80.45% of TGT’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for TGT since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With TGT analysts setting a high price target of $180.00 and a low target of $125.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $155.38. Based on these targets, TGT could surge 22.67% to reach the target high and fall by -14.81% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 5.9% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded TGT stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 1 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 16,000 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 49 while that of sell transactions has risen to 63 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 489,144 while 302,124 shares were sold.