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Target Debt to Equity Analysis
Debt to Equity is calculated by dividing the Total Debt of a company by its Equity. If the debt exceeds equity of a company then the creditors have more stakes in a firm than the stockholders. In other words, Debt to Equity ratio provides analysts with insights about composition of both equity and debt, and its influence on the valuation of the company.
High Debt to Equity ratio typically indicates that a firm has been borrowing aggressively to finance its growth and as a result may experience a burden of additional interest expense. This may reduce earnings or future growth. On the other hand small D/E ratio may indicate that a company is not taking enough advantage from financial leverage. Debt to Equity ratio measures how the company is leveraging barrowing against the capital invested by the owners.
According to company disclosure Target Corporation has Debt to Equity of 116%. This is 47.15% higher than that of the Consumer Defensive sector, and 14.25% higher than that of Discount Stores industry, The Debt to Equity for all stocks is 139.43% lower than the firm.
Target Corporation is rated third in price to book category among related companies. It is rated third in beta category among related companies totaling about 0.13 of Beta per Price to Book. The ratio of Price to Book to Beta for Target Corporation is roughly 7.79
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