TARGET

TGT

Background Information

  • Founded in 1902 by George Dayton
  • Brian C. Cornell is the current CEO
  • Some of Target's subsidiaries include: Financial and Retail Services (FRS),Target Sourcing Services (TSS),Target Commercial Interiors,Target Brands,and Target.com
  • Target competes in the retail industry
  • Ranked #2 in the US discount retail chain
  • Top competitors include: Walmart and K-Mart

Factors of Production

Products Offered by Target

  • Clothing and Apparel for Men, Women and Kids
  • Toys and Other Accessories for Kids and Babies
  • Home Appliances and Decor
  • Furniture and Fixtures
  • Electronics
  • Entertainment Products
  • Health and Beauty Products
  • Food
  • And a whole lot more

Target Employment

  • Target employs approximately 360,000 team members and has around 1,800 stores in the US.
Net worth
  • The company's net worth is 51.65 Billion dollars.

Financial Information

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The earnings over the past 5 years have been relatively stable.

Stock Informaion

Stock symbol: TGT

Market exchanged on: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Total shares available: 641.74 million

52 week high/low

Target stocks are currently selling stocks above the 52 week high ($83.83)
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5 year stock prices

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Dividends

  • Target pays dividends, the last dividend payout was for 52 cents, which was payed on 3/10/15.

Stock ratings

  • yahoo finance mainly said to buy and to hold.
  • Thestreet.com said to buy

Target in the news

  • Target Corp. has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action suit related to the company’s data breach in 2013, according to court documents filed Wednesday....this most likely negatively affects the stock, because buyers may be scared that this kind of payout will take a hit on target.
  • Target Corp. plans to boost pay of all its workers to at least $9 an hour starting next month, following a similar move by its biggest rival Wal-Mart Stores Inc...This is most likely good for targets stocks, because it shows that target is stable enough to raise wages.

Summary, Analysis, Reflection

  • after researching this company and it's stock I would still purchase it, because it appears to be a steady option.
  • My overall profit/loss from the game is -1,890.79 (-1.9%)
  • I've learned that you can not predict anything from the stocks and you just have to research the best you can and invest money into a company that you believe is the best.