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 59.26  0.27  0.46%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Target Corporation is 'Cautious Hold'.
For the selected time horizon Target Corporation has a mean deviation of 1.16, semi deviation of 1.53, standard deviation of 1.6, variance of 2.55, downside variance of 3.66 and semi variance of 2.33
Macroaxis recommendation module provides unbiased buy or sell recommendation that can be used to complement current average analyst sentiment on Target Corporation. Our recommendation engine ##verb4## current market data to analyse the organization potential to grow from the prospective of investors 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 11.94 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 Return0.21Value At Risk-1.9685
Potential Upside2.7984Standard Deviation1.5969
 Return Density 

Target Greeks

Alpha over DOW
= 0.21 
βBeta against DOW=(0.041800) 
Overall volatility
= 1.32 
 IrInformation ratio = 0.062800 

Target Volatility Alert

Target Corporation has relatively low volatility with skewness of -0.58 and kurtosis of 1.22. 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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FundamentalsTargetPeer Average
Return On Equity24.51 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset8.04 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin3.99 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin6.90 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation48.14 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding546.23 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.11 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions88.40 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted44.33 M3.24 M
Price to Earning11.94 times40.69 times
Price to Book2.91 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.46 times17.81 times
Revenue69.58 B9.85 B
Gross Profit20.62 B21.75 B
EBITDA7.14 B1.41 B
Net Income2.78 B517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents2.29 B3.89 B
Cash per Share4.19 times5.17 times
Total Debt12.25 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity110.30 times0.72 times
Current Ratio0.91 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share20.32 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations6.87 B1.25 B
Short Ratio5.08 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share4.95 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth(3.99) times1.22 times
Number of Employees341 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization32.28 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
Cautious Hold


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Financial Leverage

   Exercise or conversion by Laysha Ward of 9106 shares of Target subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]
Risk Adjusted Performance0.0579
Market Risk Adjusted Performance(4.81)
Mean Deviation1.16
Semi Deviation1.53
Downside Deviation1.91
Coefficient Of Variation754.44
Standard Deviation1.6
Information Ratio0.0628
Jensen Alpha0.2059
Total Risk Alpha(0.23)
Sortino Ratio0.0524
Treynor Ratio(4.82)
Maximum Drawdown5.07
Value At Risk(1.97)
Potential Upside2.8
Downside Variance3.66
Semi Variance2.33
Expected Short fall(1.18)

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 299.56 Billion. Target retains roughly 48.14 Billion in current valuation claiming about 16% of equities under Diversified Wholesale And Retail industry.