Is Target an Outperform?

With shares of Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) trading at around $66.92, is TGT an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:

C = Catalyst for the Stock’s Movement

Target it looking to increase its presence in Canada by opening 124 new stores by the end of the year. This could be the beginning of a wider global expansion, but we don’t know for sure. For now, the investment in Canada is a big one. Target is sacrificing present potential for future growth.

Since it’s impossible to predict the future, let’s take a look at the some numbers that compare Target to its competitors. An opinion on the stock will be offered later, but by offering numbers and objective information, you can decide whether or not Target is a good investment on your own.

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TGT

COST

WMT

Trailing   P/E

14.85

25.22

14.66

ROE

18.52%

14.72%

24.42%

Operating   Margin

7.11%

2.82%

5.93%

Dividend   Yield

2.20%

1.10%

2.60%

Operating
Cash Flow

$5.32 Billion

$3.50 Billion

$25.59 Billion

Short   Position

2.90%

1.40%

1.80%

Beta

0.54

0.44

0.39

 

Let’s take a look at some more important numbers.