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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
TGT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. TGT: 0.06 )
TGT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.06

0.03
0.24
Equity to Asset 0.35
TGT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. TGT: 0.35 )
TGT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.35

0.26
0.42
Interest Coverage 3.76
TGT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 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: 3.18
M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
7.98%
7.17%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.47
TGT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. TGT: 4.47 )
TGT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.01   Max: 8.52
Current: 4.47

4.01
8.52
Net-margin (%) 2.07
TGT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. TGT: 2.07 )
TGT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 6.83
Current: 2.07

1.32
6.83
ROE (%) 9.33
TGT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. TGT: 9.33 )
TGT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.02   Max: 26.47
Current: 9.33

12.02
26.47
ROA (%) 3.37
TGT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. TGT: 3.37 )
TGT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.57   Max: 10.04
Current: 3.37

3.57
10.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.51
TGT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.27 vs. TGT: 10.51 )
TGT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.7   Max: 30.79
Current: 10.51

12.7
30.79
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.00
TGT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. TGT: 7.00 )
TGT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 18.8
Current: 7

0.4
18.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -8.40
TGT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. TGT: -8.40 )
TGT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 45.7
Current: -8.4

-8.4
45.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

TGT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 7,246 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 1,991,889 sh (New)
Zeke Ashton 20,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 30,599 sh (New)
Richard Snow 914,690 sh (New)
Jim Simons 569,928 sh (+236.24%)
Tom Gayner 33,000 sh (+37.5%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,156,355 sh (+13.42%)
John Buckingham 74,377 sh (+11.11%)
James Barrow 22,899,693 sh (+3.97%)
Bill Frels 3,480,189 sh (+3.35%)
John Rogers 117,345 sh (+0.2%)
Zeke Ashton 33,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,500 sh (unchged)
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 816,235 sh (-0.06%)
Dodge & Cox 194,022 sh (-1.44%)
Ruane Cunniff 10,122 sh (-21%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,900 sh (-56.23%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 56,780 sh (-58.67%)
Jeremy Grantham 642,692 sh (-83.87%)
John Hussman 7,000 sh (-93.46%)
Steven Cohen 14,708 sh (-98.98%)
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Q2 2014

TGT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jana Partners 16,200 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 184,853 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 17,046,272 sh (+8685.74%)
Joel Greenblatt 91,137 sh (+197.84%)
Richard Snow 1,539,026 sh (+68.26%)
Zeke Ashton 27,500 sh (+37.5%)
NWQ Managers 2,360,926 sh (+18.53%)
James Barrow 24,849,016 sh (+8.51%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,483,107 sh (+4.01%)
John Buckingham 75,661 sh (+1.73%)
Bill Frels 3,539,923 sh (+1.72%)
John Rogers 117,345 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 7,246 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 33,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 243,600 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 50,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 9,495 sh (-6.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,100 sh (-16.33%)
John Hussman 3,500 sh (-50%)
Wallace Weitz 255,093 sh (-68.75%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,300 sh (-99.18%)
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Q3 2014

TGT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Third Avenue Management 560,468 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 312,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 356,247 sh (+290.89%)
Charles Brandes 201,379 sh (+8.94%)
Dodge & Cox 17,758,389 sh (+4.18%)
Richard Snow 1,599,004 sh (+3.9%)
James Barrow 25,089,998 sh (+0.97%)
John Buckingham 76,366 sh (+0.93%)
John Hussman 3,500 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 33,500 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 33,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Wallace Weitz Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Jana Partners Sold Out
Bill Frels 3,536,984 sh (-0.08%)
NWQ Managers 2,171,613 sh (-8.02%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,590,839 sh (-10.52%)
John Rogers 100,650 sh (-14.23%)
Zeke Ashton 20,000 sh (-27.27%)
Steven Cohen 17,300 sh (-92.9%)
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Q4 2014

TGT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Fisher 3,043 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 759,600 sh (New)
Martin Whitman 616,405 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 760,600 sh (+143.55%)
Joel Greenblatt 580,634 sh (+62.99%)
Third Avenue Management 753,665 sh (+34.47%)
Dodge & Cox 18,301,976 sh (+3.06%)
John Buckingham 77,505 sh (+1.49%)
James Barrow 25,096,966 sh (+0.03%)
Tom Gayner Sold Out
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Richard Snow 1,570,375 sh (-1.79%)
Bill Frels 3,306,985 sh (-6.5%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 6,427,472 sh (-15.33%)
NWQ Managers 1,827,472 sh (-15.85%)
John Rogers 61,450 sh (-38.95%)
Charles Brandes 116,403 sh (-42.2%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TGT

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Third Avenue Management 2014-12-31 Add 34.47%0.36%$59.07 - $75.71 $ 77.7215%753665
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-12-31 Reduce -15.33%0.26%$59.07 - $75.71 $ 77.7215%6427472
NWQ Managers 2014-12-31 Reduce -15.85%0.24%$59.07 - $75.71 $ 77.7215%1827472
NWQ Managers 2014-12-31 Reduce -15.85%0.24%$59.07 - $75.71 $ 77.7215%1827472
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Add 62.99%0.14%$59.07 - $75.71 $ 77.7215%580634
Charles Brandes 2014-12-31 Reduce -42.2%0.07%$59.07 - $75.71 $ 77.7215%116403
Tom Gayner 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$59.07 - $75.71 $ 77.7215%0
John Rogers 2014-12-31 Reduce -38.95%0.03%$59.07 - $75.71 $ 77.7215%61450
John Hussman 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$59.07 - $75.71 $ 77.7215%0
Ken Fisher 2014-12-31 New Buy$59.07 - $75.71 $ 77.7215%3043
Martin Whitman 2014-10-31 New Buy1.9%$57.5 - $63.93 $ 77.7227%616405
Third Avenue Management 2014-09-30 New Buy0.74%$57.5 - $63.93 $ 77.7228%560468
Wallace Weitz 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.45%$57.5 - $63.93 $ 77.7228%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-09-30 Reduce -10.52%0.18%$57.5 - $63.93 $ 77.7228%7590839
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 290.89%0.16%$57.5 - $63.93 $ 77.7228%356247
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Add 3.9%0.13%$57.5 - $63.93 $ 77.7228%1599004
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Reduce -8.02%0.11%$57.5 - $63.93 $ 77.7228%2171613
Ruane Cunniff 2014-09-30 Sold Out $57.5 - $63.93 $ 77.7228%0
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Add 68.26%1.26%$55.34 - $62.18 $ 77.7232%1539026
Wallace Weitz 2014-06-30 Reduce -68.75%1.1%$55.34 - $62.18 $ 77.7232%255093
Dodge & Cox 2014-06-30 Add 8685.74%0.93%$55.34 - $62.18 $ 77.7232%17046272
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Add 18.53%0.22%$55.34 - $62.18 $ 77.7232%2360926
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Add 8.51%0.15%$55.34 - $62.18 $ 77.7232%24849016
Charles Brandes 2014-06-30 New Buy0.13%$55.34 - $62.18 $ 77.7232%184853
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 197.84%0.04%$55.34 - $62.18 $ 77.7232%91137
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.02%$55.34 - $62.18 $ 77.7232%3500
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 New Buy2.2%$55.07 - $63.49 $ 77.7231%914690
NWQ Managers 2014-03-31 New Buy1.1%$55.07 - $63.49 $ 77.7231%1991889
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Reduce -93.46%0.45%$55.07 - $63.49 $ 77.7231%7000
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 Add 13.42%0.21%$55.07 - $63.49 $ 77.7231%8156355
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$55.07 - $63.49 $ 77.7231%30599
Tom Gayner 2014-03-31 Add 37.5%0.02%$55.07 - $63.49 $ 77.7231%33000
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$55.07 - $63.49 $ 77.7231%0
Ruane Cunniff 2014-03-31 Reduce -21%$55.07 - $63.49 $ 77.7231%10122
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Bill Frels Comments on Target - Oct 20, 2014

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From Bill Frels (Trades, Portfolio)' Mairs & Power Growth Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 32.50
TGT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.20 vs. TGT: 32.50 )
TGT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.56   Max: 32.5
Current: 32.5

8.56
32.5
Forward P/E 18.66
TGT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.88 vs. TGT: 18.66 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 32.80
TGT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
70% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.80 vs. TGT: 32.80 )
TGT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.56   Max: 32.64
Current: 32.8

8.56
32.64
P/B 3.00
TGT's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. TGT: 3.00 )
TGT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 3.87
Current: 3

1.41
3.87
P/S 0.67
TGT's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. TGT: 0.67 )
TGT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.67

0.3
1.17
PFCF 30.20
TGT's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 41.27 vs. TGT: 30.20 )
TGT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.57   Max: 907
Current: 30.2

8.57
907
POCF 13.04
TGT's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. TGT: 13.04 )
TGT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.45   Max: 17.12
Current: 13.04

4.45
17.12
EV-to-EBIT 18.56
TGT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.56 vs. TGT: 18.56 )
TGT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8   Max: 19.2
Current: 18.56

8
19.2
PEG 5.86
TGT's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 407.25 vs. TGT: 5.86 )
TGT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 44.71
Current: 5.86

0.5
44.71
Shiller P/E 20.60
TGT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 36.18 vs. TGT: 20.60 )
TGT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.44   Max: 30.26
Current: 20.6

8.44
30.26
Current Ratio 1.02
TGT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. TGT: 1.02 )
TGT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.02

0.9
1.8
Quick Ratio 0.20
TGT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. TGT: 0.20 )
TGT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.2

0.19
1.04
Days Inventory 66.15
TGT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 37.90 vs. TGT: 66.15 )
TGT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 53.77   Max: 65.91
Current: 66.15

53.77
65.91
Days Sales Outstanding 6.77
TGT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.82 vs. TGT: 6.77 )
TGT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.47   Max: 54.3
Current: 6.77

5.47
54.3

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.56
TGT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
100% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. TGT: 2.56 )
TGT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.06
Current: 2.56

0.54
3.06
Dividend Payout 0.76
TGT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. TGT: 0.76 )
TGT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 3.5
Current: 0.76

0.05
3.5
Dividend growth (3y) 23.40
TGT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. TGT: 23.40 )
TGT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 26
Current: 23.4

6.3
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.26
TGT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
100% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. TGT: 7.26 )
TGT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 8.55
Current: 7.26

1.51
8.55
Share Buyback Rate 4.20
TGT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. TGT: 4.20 )
TGT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.9   Max: -6.6
Current: 4.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.00
TGT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. TGT: 3.00 )
TGT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 5.59
Current: 3

1.59
5.59
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
TGT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. TGT: 1.30 )
TGT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 16.27
Current: 1.3

0.89
16.27
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
TGT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. TGT: 1.10 )
TGT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.1

0.35
1.95
Price/Graham Number 2.10
TGT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. TGT: 2.10 )
TGT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 2.7
Current: 2.1

0.9
2.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.40
TGT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. TGT: 5.40 )
TGT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 12.5
Current: 5.4

5.2
12.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.32
TGT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. TGT: 5.32 )
TGT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 19.5
Current: 5.32

5.2
19.5

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 73,139 74,887 76,653 79,528
EPS($) 3.52 4.17 4.92 5.38
EPS without NRI($) 3.52 4.17 4.92 5.38

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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Traded in other countries:DYH.Germany, TGT.Mexico, TGT.Chile,
Target Corp was incorporated in Minnesota in 1902. The Company is engaged in operating general merchandise discount stores in the United States. The Company sells general merchandise and food. Its general merchandise and CityTarget stores offer an edited food assortment, including perishables, dry grocery, dairy and frozen items, while its SuperTarget stores offers a full line of food items comparable to traditional supermarkets. Its digital channels include a wide assortment of general merchandise, including many items found in its stores and a complementary assortment, such as extended sizes and colors that are only sold online. The Company operates two reportable segments: U.S. and Canadian. Its U.S. Segment includes all of its U.S. retail operations, which are designed to enable guests to purchase products seamlessly in stores, online or through mobile devices. The U.S. Segment also includes its credit card servicing activities and certain centralized operating and corporate activities not allocated to its Canadian Segment. Its Canadian Segment includes all of its Canadian retail operations, including 124 stores opened during 2013. 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.
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