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Target (TGT) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+6.29 (+4.20%)
(As of 05/31/2024 08:51 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
7.50 million shs
Average Volume
3.89 million shs
Market Capitalization
$72.24 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Target MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.64 Rating Score
15.5% Upside
$180.41 Price Target
Short Interest
1.47% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.46mentions of Target in the last 14 days
Based on 21 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$8.82 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $9.32 to $10.51 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.85 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

13th out of 200 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

2nd out of 11 stocks

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About Target Stock (NYSE:TGT)

Target Corporation has a long history dating back to 1902. The company began as Goodfellows Dry Goods, operated by George Dalton, and later changed its name via a progression of mergers and acquisitions. The first “Target” store was opened in Roseville, Minnesota in 1962 as the discount division of the parent company. The idea was discount or low-priced items could still be fashionable and desirable. After meeting great success in the home territory, the concept went public in the late 1960s was later expanded on a national level during the 1980s. Target Corporation is now the 7th largest retailer in the US and is projected to bring in more than $113 billion in revenue for fiscal 2023.

The department stores were shed in 2004 so today Target operates as a general merchandise retailer that serves on-trend items at discounted prices. It is known as a big box retailer and is a member of the S&P 500. The company listed about 2,000 stores in mid-2022 and had plans for growth. The company offers an assortment of everyday, household, and food goods in a bright and cheery atmosphere. It has set itself apart from other low-priced retailers as the chic choice for savvy shoppers. The company’s stated purpose is to help families discover the joy of everyday life and it does so by offering quality products that families can afford.

The company sells its products through a chain of stores as well as eCommerce. eCommerce is about 20% of Target’s total revenue and was boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Services like delivery, same-day pickup, and access to thousands of necessary and discretionary items are also driving adoption. Target also offers amenities like cafes and opticians, and it hosts Starbucks inside the stores.

Target Corporation has paid and increased its dividend for more than 5 decades. The company issued its 53rd consecutive distribution increase in calendar 2022 bringing the total annual payout to $4.32. In late October 2022, the payout was worth 2.7% in yield and came with a 40% payout ratio and a 9% distribution compound annual growth rate.

Target is a leader in ESG and giving back to the community. Among its many endeavors is to return 5% of its profits to community charities as well as to inspire its employees to volunteer. Volunteers donate more than 1 million man-hours per year.


TGT Stock Price History

TGT Stock News Headlines

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Target (NYSE:TGT) PT Lowered to $185.00 at UBS Group
Target (NYSE:TGT) Updates FY25 Earnings Guidance
Target (NYSE:TGT) Releases Q2 Earnings Guidance
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Company Calendar

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Variety stores
General Merchandise Stores
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
28 Analysts


Net Income
$4.14 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$107.41 billion
Cash Flow
$15.03 per share
Book Value
$29.92 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$72.24 billion

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TGT Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Target stock right now?

28 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Target in the last twelve months. There are currently 10 hold ratings and 18 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" TGT shares.
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What is Target's stock price target for 2024?

28 Wall Street research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Target's stock. Their TGT share price targets range from $134.00 to $220.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $180.41 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have TGT shares performed in 2024?

Target's stock was trading at $142.42 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, TGT shares have increased by 9.6% and is now trading at $156.16.
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Are investors shorting Target?

Target saw a decline in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 6,340,000 shares, a decline of 16.9% from the April 15th total of 7,630,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,720,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.7 days. Currently, 1.4% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Target's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 21st 2024.
View our TGT earnings forecast

How were Target's earnings last quarter?

Target Co. (NYSE:TGT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 22nd. The retailer reported $2.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.05 by $0.02. The retailer had revenue of $24.14 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.52 billion. Target had a net margin of 3.87% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 31.91%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.05 earnings per share.
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How often does Target pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Target?

Target declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 13th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $1.10 per share on Monday, June 10th. This represents a $4.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.82%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 14th.
Read our dividend analysis for TGT

Is Target a good dividend stock?

Target (NYSE:TGT) pays an annual dividend of $4.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.82%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 53 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 49.38%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, TGT will have a dividend payout ratio of 41.86% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for TGT.

What guidance has Target issued on next quarter's earnings?

Target updated its FY25 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $8.60-9.60 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $9.49.

What is Brian Cornell's approval rating as Target's CEO?

10,048 employees have rated Target Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell on Brian Cornell has an approval rating of 78% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Target own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Target investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Walmart (WMT), AT&T (T), Walt Disney (DIS), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Home Depot (HD), Verizon Communications (VZ), Intel (INTC), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Target's major shareholders?

Target's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.62%), Capital World Investors (5.48%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.97%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.80%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (0.68%) and US Bancorp DE (0.44%). Insiders that own company stock include Brian C Cornell, Cara A Sylvester, Christina Hennington, Don H Liu, Jill Sando, John J Mulligan, Katie M Boylan, Matthew A Liegel, Matthew L Zabel, Melissa K Kremer, Michael J Fiddelke and Robert M Harrison.
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How do I buy shares of Target?

Shares of TGT stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Target have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Target: A Bullseye View, Associated Merchandising Corporation, Chefs Catalog,, Deliv, DermStore, Fedco, Grand Junction, PoweredAnalytics, Shipt, Sonia Kashuk, Target Brands Inc., Target Enterprise Inc., and Target General Merchandise Inc..
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This page (NYSE:TGT) was last updated on 6/3/2024 by Staff

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