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 78.3  0.2  0.26%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Target Corporation is 'Strong Buy'.
For the selected time horizon Target Corporation has a risk adjusted performance of 0.2325, jensen alpha of 0.5456, total risk alpha of 0.0105, sortino ratio of 0.4567 and treynor ratio of 0.5503
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 16.09 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 Return0.92Value At Risk1.97
Potential Upside3.78Standard Deviation1.81
 Return Density 

Target Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=1.65
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.38

Target Volatility Alert

Target Corporation has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.29 and kurtosis of -0.18. 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 Equity23.85 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset7.25 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin3.8 % (5.5) %
Operating Margin6.59 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation51.65 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding543.57 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.12 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions91.35 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted52.28 M3.24 M
Price to Earning16.09 times40.69 times
Price to Book3.75 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.6 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 Equity113.4 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.96 times3.3 times
Book Value Per Share20.48 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations7.04 B1.25 B
Short Ratio7.48 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share4.77 times2.3 times
Price to Earnings To Growth(11.92) times1.22 times
Number of Employees341 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization41.75 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 Buy


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Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

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Risk Adjusted Performance0.2325
Market Risk Adjusted Performance0.5603
Mean Deviation1.38
Semi Deviation0.4028
Downside Deviation1.51
Coefficient Of Variation196.59
Standard Deviation1.81
Information Ratio0.3814
Jensen Alpha0.5456
Total Risk Alpha0.0105
Sortino Ratio0.4567
Treynor Ratio0.5503
Maximum Drawdown7.02
Value At Risk(1.97)
Potential Upside3.78
Downside Variance2.27
Semi Variance0.1623
Expected Short fall(1.79)

Current Valuation

Target Current Valuation Analysis
Target Corporation is currently regarded number one company 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 141.34 Billion. Target totals roughly 51.65 Billion in current valuation claiming about 37% of equities under Diversified Wholesale And Retail industry.