Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT): An Opportunity for Fundamental Investors?

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) shares fell to a low of $120.29 before closing at $121.17. Intraday shares traded counted 1.15 million, which was 82.12% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 6.43M. TGT’s previous close was $120.72 while the outstanding shares total 501.00M. The firm has a beta of 0.79, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 22.45, and a growth ratio of 6.01. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 57.00, with weekly volatility at 2.40% and ATR at 3.28. The TGT stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $80.03 and a $130.24 high. The stock traded higher over the last trading session, gaining 0.37% on 06/09/20.

Investors have identified the Discount Stores company Target Corporation as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $60.48 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.

Target Corporation (TGT) Fundamentals that are to be considered.

When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For TGT, the company has in raw cash 4.57 billion on their books with 168.0 million currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on an incline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 14615000000 million total, with 14412000000 million as their total liabilities.

TGT were able to record 533.0 million as free cash flow during the third quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 1.99 billion. In cash movements, the company had a total of 1.28 billion as operating cash flow.

Potential earnings growth for Target Corporation (TGT)

In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the third quarter of the year, Target Corporation recorded a total of 19.61 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 10.14% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the third quarter reducing by -19.29%.

Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 6.39 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on TGT sounds very interesting.

Is the stock of TGT attractive?

In related news, Director, AUSTIN ROXANNE S sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Jun 04. The sale was performed at an average price of 122.01, for a total value of 1,220,100. As the sale deal closes, the Director, AUSTIN ROXANNE S now sold 7,415 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 889,874. Also, Director, AUSTIN ROXANNE S sold 4,109 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on May 29. The shares were price at an average price of 120.04 per share, with a total market value of 493,250. Following this completion of acquisition, the Executive Officer, SANDO JILL now holds 2,435 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 289,064. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.20%.

15 out of 28 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 10 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Target Corporation. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the TGT stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $129.59.