Target Buy or Sell Recommendation

Macroaxis provides Target Corporation 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 Corporation 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 current analyst consensus

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Target Corporation -- USA Stock  

USD 76.04  0.34  0.45%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Target Corporation is 'Strong Hold'.
For the selected time horizon Target Corporation has a risk adjusted performance of 0.12, jensen alpha of 0.020579, total risk alpha of 0.0084, sortino ratio of 0.0 and treynor ratio of 0.16
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 15.86 times, 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.

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.12Value At Risk2.92
Potential Upside2.74Standard Deviation1.68
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
State Street CorpCommon Shares49.3 M3.2 B
Blackrock IncCommon Shares44.4 M2.9 B
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares37.8 M2.5 B
Dodge CoxCommon Shares20.1 M1.3 B
Franklin Resources IncCommon Shares17.3 M1.1 B
Bank Of America CorpCommon Shares15 M975.6 M
Capital World InvestorsCommon Shares14.2 M923.3 M
Susquehanna International Group LlpCall Options5.5 M356.2 M

Target Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.77
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.0064

Target Volatility Alert

Target Corporation exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.09 and kurtosis of -0.48. However, we advise investors to further study Target Corporation technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
 Better Than Average     
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FundamentalsTargetPeer Average
Return On Equity23.85 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset7.25 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin3.80 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin10.03 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation50.86 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding543.57 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.12 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions89.86 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted52.28 M3.24 M
Price to Earning15.86 times40.69 times
Price to Book3.70 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.59 times17.81 times
Revenue69.8 B9.85 B
Gross Profit20.62 B21.75 B
Net Income2.65 B517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents2.72 B3.89 B
Cash per Share5.01 times5.17 times
Total Debt12.63 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity113.40 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.96 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share20.48 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations4.37 B1.25 B
Short Ratio7.48 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share4.77 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth11.57 times1.22 times
Number of Employees323 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization41.15 B29.78 B
Total Asset24.15 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings8.19 B38.24 B
Working Capital2.59 B3.58 B
Current Asset9.65 B36.8 B
Strong Hold


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Financial Leverage

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Risk Adjusted Performance0.12
Market Risk Adjusted Performance0.15
Mean Deviation1.29
Coefficient Of Variation1,437
Standard Deviation1.68
Information Ratio0.0064
Jensen Alpha0.020579
Total Risk Alpha0.0084
Treynor Ratio0.16
Maximum Drawdown5.66
Value At Risk2.92
Potential Upside2.74

Current Valuation

Target Current Valuation Analysis
Target Corporation is rated second in current valuation category among related companies. After adjusting for long-term liabilities, total market size of Diversified Wholesale And Retail industry is at this time estimated at about 372.91 Billion. Target retains roughly 50.86 Billion in current valuation claiming about 14% of equities under Diversified Wholesale And Retail industry.