Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Target (NYSE:TGT) Earns "Market Perform" Rating from Telsey Advisory Group

Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc sold 18,655 shares as Target Corp (TGT)'s stock declined 14.90%. During the same period past year, the firm posted $1.04 earnings per share. Target now has $40.75 billion valuation.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.57 million shares versus an average volume of 1.28 million shares during last trading session. Target Corporation (TGT) average trading volume of 7,864,465 during the past month is 7.41% above its average volume over the past year, indicating that investors have been more active than usual in the stock in recent times. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declined 16.51% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.21% the S&P500.

Puplava Financial Services Inc decreased its stake in Unilever N V (UN) by 48.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.61, for a total transaction of $294,580.05. The hedge fund held 260,579 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.97 million, down from 301,433 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $50.4. About 4.01 million shares traded. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.85% the S&P500.

Wallington Asset Management Llc, which manages about $499.10M and $376.94 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kimberly (NYSE:KMB) by 2,939 shares to 59,155 shares, valued at $6.96 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Rothschild Investment Il holds 10,430 shares. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams Inc invested 1.39% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO).

Target Corp. was covered by a number of analysts recently, 2 rated the stock as Buy, 19 rated Hold, 1 rated sell and 2 gave an Underperform. Therefore 29% are positive. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a "hold" rating and set a $79.00 price objective on shares of Target Corporation in a report on Thursday, November 17th. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned "Buy" rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, January 9. Zacks Investment Research lowered Target Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Tuesday, October 18th. Credit Suisse reinitiated the shares of TGT in report on Friday, September 16 with "Neutral" rating. (NYSE:PM) on Thursday, January 11 with "Buy" rating.

1/11/2018 - Target had its "hold" rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus.

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Analysts await Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report earnings on February, 27. Target Corporation earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 1.4% over the last 5 years. TGT's profit will be $646.85 million for 15.75 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality.

Several analysts are forecasting growth estimate of Target Corp. for the current quarter to be -11%. 15, 2017. The company's shares were given away at $59.37 per share worth to an income of some $277,792 on account of Jacqueline Hourigan Rice. (NYSE:PM) for 2,200 shares. Breeden John E had sold 10,000 shares worth $394,200 on Wednesday, August 23.

In related news, Director Roxanne S. Austin sold 4,705 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. It also reduced Allergan Plc stake by 9,359 shares and now owns 81,126 shares. Sequential Brands Group Inc was raised too. M Partners upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Thursday, August 17 report. Therefore 24% are positive. The Southern Company had 56 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, August 7 by Needham. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 2 by Sidoti. As per Monday, June 19, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Susquehanna initiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, February 10 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to "Hold" on Friday, January 5. They set a "neutral" rating on the stock.

11/29/2017 - Target was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. 112 funds opened positions while 452 raised stakes. Pacad Ltd stated it has 1,098 shares. Retirement System Of Alabama owns 1.09 million shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 5,834 shares. Texas-based Cypress Asset Mngmt Tx has invested 0.44% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:QTWO). Ameriprise Fincl holds 0.01% in Q2 Holdings, Inc. Moody Bancorp Trust Division has invested 0.05% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Pinnacle Prtnrs Inc holds 0.17% or 88,696 shares. Blue Chip Prns Inc invested in 0.73% or 46,199 shares. Bedell Frazier Investment Counseling LLC purchased a new position in shares of Target in the 3rd quarter valued at $219,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership invested in 0.03% or 880,531 shares.

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