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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
TGT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. TGT: 0.05 )
TGT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.05

0.03
0.24
Equity to Asset 0.36
TGT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. TGT: 0.36 )
TGT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.36

0.28
0.42
Interest Coverage 3.76
TGT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. TGT: 3.76 )
TGT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 9.34
Current: 3.76

2.13
9.34
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.97
M-Score: -2.46
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.83
TGT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. TGT: 5.83 )
TGT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.01   Max: 8.52
Current: 5.83

4.01
8.52
Net-margin (%) 2.72
TGT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. TGT: 2.72 )
TGT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 6.83
Current: 2.72

1.32
6.83
ROE (%) 12.14
TGT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 vs. TGT: 12.14 )
TGT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.98   Max: 24.55
Current: 12.14

8.98
24.55
ROA (%) 4.42
TGT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. TGT: 4.42 )
TGT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 9.9
Current: 4.42

2.47
9.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.48
TGT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. TGT: 13.48 )
TGT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 21.54
Current: 13.48

10.8
21.54
Revenue Growth (%) 7.00
TGT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. TGT: 7.00 )
TGT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 18.8
Current: 7

0.4
18.8
EPS Growth (%) -8.40
TGT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. TGT: -8.40 )
TGT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 45.7
Current: -8.4

-8.4
45.7
» TGT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

TGT Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Larry Robbins 1,705,486 sh (New)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 120,000 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 947,247 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,092,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 33,173 sh (+540.65%)
Bill Frels 2,950,573 sh (+8.19%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 314,032 sh (+7.97%)
James Barrow 13,677,197 sh (+7.01%)
Tom Russo 499 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 100,000 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 102,535 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 10,857 sh (-0.32%)
Dodge & Cox 205,793 sh (-0.55%)
Wallace Weitz 825,214 sh (-5.63%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,883,988 sh (-8.15%)
Pioneer Investments 1,333,735 sh (-11.86%)
John Hussman 595,000 sh (-40.55%)
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Q2 2013

TGT Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 7,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 80,954 sh (+144.04%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,897,639 sh (+86.27%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,483,190 sh (+56.58%)
James Barrow 18,335,613 sh (+34.06%)
PRIMECAP Management 120,000 sh (+20%)
John Rogers 102,735 sh (+0.2%)
Wallace Weitz 825,714 sh (+0.06%)
Steven Cohen 60,000 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Bill Frels 2,931,606 sh (-0.64%)
Dodge & Cox 202,871 sh (-1.42%)
Ruane Cunniff 10,519 sh (-3.11%)
John Hussman 500,000 sh (-15.97%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 256,999 sh (-18.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,901,485 sh (-20.06%)
Pioneer Investments 1,010,243 sh (-24.25%)
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Q3 2013

TGT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 31,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,281,200 sh (+28775.9%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 6,459,127 sh (+65.72%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 162,200 sh (+35.17%)
Ruane Cunniff 13,054 sh (+24.1%)
James Barrow 19,631,445 sh (+7.07%)
Bill Frels 3,034,586 sh (+3.51%)
Wallace Weitz 829,505 sh (+0.46%)
John Rogers 102,735 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 120,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 197,836 sh (-2.48%)
Pioneer Investments 913,145 sh (-9.61%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,479,685 sh (-30.65%)
John Hussman 329,500 sh (-34.1%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 168,083 sh (-34.6%)
Steven Cohen 44,814 sh (-44.64%)
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Q4 2013

TGT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mark Hillman 10,000 sh (New)
John Buckingham 66,939 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,196 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 24,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,443,491 sh (+3121.07%)
John Rogers 117,110 sh (+13.99%)
James Barrow 22,025,509 sh (+12.2%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,191,436 sh (+11.34%)
Bill Frels 3,367,225 sh (+10.96%)
PRIMECAP Management 120,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 196,864 sh (-0.49%)
Wallace Weitz 816,735 sh (-1.54%)
Ruane Cunniff 12,813 sh (-1.85%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 137,398 sh (-18.26%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,984,185 sh (-27.29%)
Pioneer Investments 488,982 sh (-46.45%)
John Hussman 107,000 sh (-67.53%)
Jim Simons 169,500 sh (-92.57%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TGT

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -67.53%0.81%$61.65 - $66.89 $ 60-6%107000
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Add 12.2%0.22%$61.65 - $66.89 $ 60-6%22025509
Tom Gayner 2013-12-31 New Buy0.05%$61.65 - $66.89 $ 60-6%24000
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -34.1%0.55%$63.15 - $73.32 $ 60-12%329500
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.32%$63.15 - $73.32 $ 60-12%0
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Add 7.07%0.13%$63.15 - $73.32 $ 60-12%19631445
Ruane Cunniff 2013-09-30 Add 24.1%$63.15 - $73.32 $ 60-12%13054
James Barrow 2013-06-30 Add 34.06%0.53%$67.98 - $71.51 $ 60-14%18335613
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -15.97%0.24%$67.98 - $71.51 $ 60-14%500000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Add 56.58%0.12%$67.98 - $71.51 $ 60-14%1483190
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -40.55%0.65%$58.82 - $69.05 $ 60-5%595000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 New Buy0.22%$58.82 - $69.05 $ 60-5%947247
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.13%$58.82 - $69.05 $ 60-5%0
James Barrow 2013-03-31 Add 7.01%0.11%$58.82 - $69.05 $ 60-5%13677197
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$58.82 - $69.05 $ 60-5%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.60
TGT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. TGT: 19.60 )
TGT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.56   Max: 27.03
Current: 19.6

8.56
27.03
P/B 2.30
TGT's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. TGT: 2.30 )
TGT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 3.87
Current: 2.3

1.41
3.87
P/S 0.53
TGT's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. TGT: 0.53 )
TGT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.53

0.3
1.17
PFCF 12.60
TGT's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. TGT: 12.60 )
TGT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.57   Max: 1140.75
Current: 12.6

8.57
1140.75
EV-to-EBIT 12.00
TGT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. TGT: 12.00 )
TGT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8   Max: 22.6
Current: 12

8
22.6
PEG 5.20
TGT's PEG is ranked lower than
51% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. TGT: 5.20 )
TGT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 5.2
Current: 5.2

0.56
5.2
Shiller P/E 15.40
TGT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.14 vs. TGT: 15.40 )
TGT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.44   Max: 29.06
Current: 15.4

8.44
29.06

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.75
TGT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. TGT: 2.75 )
TGT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.82
Current: 2.75

0.54
2.82
Dividend Payout 0.51
TGT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
52% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. TGT: 0.51 )
TGT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.51

0.09
0.52
Dividend growth (3y) 23.40
TGT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. TGT: 23.40 )
TGT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 26
Current: 23.4

5.6
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.11
TGT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. TGT: 8.11 )
TGT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 8.47
Current: 8.11

1.62
8.47
Share Buyback Rate 4.20
TGT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. TGT: 4.20 )
TGT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.9   Max: -6.6
Current: 4.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.40
TGT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. TGT: 2.40 )
TGT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 6.39
Current: 2.4

1.62
6.39
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
TGT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TGT: 0.90 )
TGT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 8.46
Current: 0.9

0.89
8.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
TGT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TGT: 0.80 )
TGT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.8

0.34
1.58
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.70
TGT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TGT: 2.70 )
TGT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.32
Current: 2.7

0.76
3.32
Price/Graham Number 1.50
TGT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. TGT: 1.50 )
TGT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.23
Current: 1.5

0.88
3.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.30
TGT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. TGT: 8.30 )
TGT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 12.5
Current: 8.3

4.4
12.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.82
TGT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. TGT: 12.82 )
TGT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.9   Max: 19.2
Current: 12.82

6.9
19.2

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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Traded in other countries:DYH.Germany
Target Corp was incorporated in Minnesota in 1902. The Company operates in three reportable segments: U.S. Retail, U.S. Credit Card and Canadian. The Company's Retail Segment includes all of its merchandising operations, including its fully integrated online business. It offers both everyday essentials and fashionable, differentiated merchandise at discounted prices. The Company's ability to deliver a shopping experience that is preferred by its customers, referred to as "guests," is supported by its strong supply chain and technology infrastructure, a devotion to innovation that is ingrained in its organization and culture, and its disciplined approach to managing its current business and investing in future growth. As a component of the Retail Segment, its online presence is designed to enable guests to purchase products seamlessly either online or by locating them in one of its stores with the aid of online research and location tools. Its online shopping site offers similar merchandise categories to those found in its stores, excluding food items and household essentials. The Company's Credit Card Segment offers credit to qualified guests through its branded proprietary credit cards, the Target Visa and the Target Card. Additionally, it offers a branded proprietary Target Debit Card. Collectively, and these REDcards help strengthen the bond with its guests, drive incremental sales and contribute to its results of operations. The Canadian segment includes costs incurred in the U.S. and Canada related to its planned 2013 Canadian retail market entry. It operates Target general merchandise stores, the majority of which offer general merchandise and a more limited food assortment than traditional supermarkets. The expanded food assortment includes some perishables and some additional dry, dairy and frozen items. In addition, it operates SuperTarget stores with general merchandise items and a line of food items comparable to that of traditional supermarkets. Target.com offers general merchandise including many items found in its stores and a complementary assortment, such as extended sizes and colors, sold only online. It also sells many products under its owned and exclusive brands. Owned brands include merchandise sold under private-label brands The Company competes with traditional and off-price general merchandise retailers, apparel retailers, internet retailers, wholesale clubs, category specific retailers, drug stores, supermarkets and other forms of retail commerce in the U.S.

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ReplyRideTheCurve - 2 months ago
Target announcement of sizable layoff of hundreds of headquarters employees in Mpls MN is a reactionary ramp-up of steps to reduce expenses. Definitely not a good sign that earnings will merely be a 'miss'.

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