|Volume:||7,684,435||Avg Vol (1m):||4,567,734|
|Market Cap $:||37.10 Bil||Enterprise Value $:||46.82 Bil|
|Earnings Power Value||73.81|
|Net Current Asset Value||-33.49|
|Median P/S Value||80.68|
|Peter Lynch Value||0|
|DCF (FCF Based)||79.81|
|DCF (Earnings Based)||60.1|
U.S. retail sales ex-autos increased 0.1% in April compared to March but fell 0.6 percentage points short of market expectations.
In April, weak turnover was observed across several retail department stores. The most significant gaps were recorded at electronics and appliance stores where sales fell 1.3% in April versus a 1.2% rise in March, and at clothing stores where sales were up 0.2% in April, following a 2.1% jump in March.
Further, sales also fell 0.2% at health and personal care stores versus a 0.6% rise in the previous period. Online and mail-order trades were
A focus on innovation and improving the customer experience could lead to stock price growth for Target Corp. (TGT). The retailer is investing in its stores as well as in new product lines and its digital offerings.
Although there are potential risks ahead from increased tariffs and a weak consumer environment, the company’s focus on becoming more efficient could strengthen its competitive position.
Having gained 2% in the last year versus a 6% rise for the S&P 500, the stock could offer good value.
Improving the customer experience
Target continues to invest in its stores,
NEW YORK, April 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Eastman Chemical Company (:EMN), Target Corporation (:TGT), Federated Investors, Inc. (:FII), First American Financial Corporation (:FAF), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MACK), and LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (:LYB), including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.
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The last four years have been extremely difficult for shareholders of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY). Since early 2015, the stock has lost more than 80% of its value as the retailer has struggled to adapt to a changing environment in which online sales from competitors like Amazon (AMZN) are disrupting traditional business models.
After years of disappointing results, it seems as if investors have had enough. An activist trio consisting of Legion Partners Asset Management, Macellum Advisors and Ancora Advisors are reportedly launching a bid to oust all 12 members of the
The singer, Prince, wrote about “partying like it’s 1999.” We can tell you that 1999 was no party unless you owned the most popular tech stocks and the hottest initial public offerings of the latest dot-com company. As we remember, value-oriented investors like us made little or no money in 1999 as the S&P 500 Index made 21.04% and the NASDAQ went berserk, gaining 86.13%. In the last month, our portfolio began to behave just like ones we ran back then. The market participants wanted Microsoft, Cisco and Intel, if they were conservative, at 60-110 times earnings. Or if they
Only the strong survive.
While this adage is somewhat shopworn, it nonetheless is descriptive of the current state of the retail industry, radically upended by the untrammeled growth and oversized presence of the online Goliath, Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN). In this unforgiving environment, adopt or die has now become the watchword to determine which legacy department stores will continue to remain viable.
Ever since consumers started doing more of their shopping online, two schools of thought have evolved among security analysts in terms of ascertaining the future prospects for retail chains. The first group can be characterized as the “Amazon is
Target Corp. (TGT) released its fourth-quarter 2018 financial results before the opening bell on March 5. The company benefited from a solid holiday shopping season that saw increased customer traffic and comparable store sales growth.
By the numbers
For the three months ending Feb. 2, the company’s adjusted earnings per share were $1.53, which reflected 11.7% growth on a year-over-year basis. Revenue was flat at $22.98 billion.
Comps grew 5.3% in the reported quarter. Digital sales climbed 31%, contributing 2.4 percentage points to quarterly comps. Brick-and-mortar sales, on the other hand, grew 2.9%.
In an interview with CNBC's "Squawk Box,"
Before the opening bell on Tuesday, two retailers released earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2018.
Target Corp. (TGT) posted non-GAAP earnings of $1.53 per share, beating forecasts by 1 cent.
Revenue of $22.98 billion, which was flat from the prior-year quarter, beat expectations by $70 million.
Target also recorded a 5.3% increase in total comparable sales. Same-store sales gained 2.9% and digital sales contributed 2.4 percentage points.
Year over year, the retailer recorded a 1.5% decline in the gross margin to 25.7% of total revenues and a 1.2% decline in the operating income margin to 4.91% of total
Boosted by strong holiday sales, Target Corp. (TGT) recorded better-than-expected financial results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 before the opening bell on Tuesday, sending shares up 6%.
The Minneapolis-based retailer posted adjusted earnings of $1.53 per share for the quarter, beating Refinitiv’s estimates of $1.52 by a hair. Revenue of $22.98 billion was flat from a year ago, but topped expectations of $22.96 billion. Comparable sales, a closely watched metric, grew 5.3%, ahead of expectations of 5.1% growth. Target noted brick-and-mortar store sales gained 2.9% during the quarter, while online sales were up 31%.
For the year, Target reported
Walmart (WMT) recently reported better-than-expected earnings results, sending the broader market higher and helping to nudge the consumer staples sector upwards.
The company’s results were all the more impressive in light of recent mixed signals on the health of the U.S. economy, which had caused consternation among investors about the continuing prospects for traditional retailers after holiday sales results are reported. The retail sector posted mixed results in January, with some chains including Target and Costco reporting one of the strongest holiday seasons in years, while sales for other department stores, such as Macy’s and Kohl's, were uninspiring.
NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Target Corporation (:TGT), YRC Worldwide, Inc. (YRCW), Trupanion, Inc. (TRUP), Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (:MAA), Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (:HGV), and QAD Inc. (QADA), including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.
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Walmart Inc. (WMT) is set to report its fourth-quarter financial results on Feb. 19 before market opens. One of the key things to watch out for in the earnings report is its business operations in India since it has a 77% stake in Flipkart, an Indian e-commerce player.
Analysts are projecting earnings per share of $1.33 in the fourth quarter, which is flat from the year-ago quarter owing to its investment in Flipkart. Sales forecast for the quarter is $138.7 billion, likely to be aided by robust digital sales. Comparable-store sales are expected to inch up 2.9% year-over-year.
Membership-based service to offer same-day delivery from all Target stores in Hawaii
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and MINNEAPOLIS , Jan. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shipt, a leading same-day delivery marketplace, and Target Corporation (: TGT) today announced they will begin same-day delivery of more than 55,000 groceries, electronics, toys and other household essentials in Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului and Kailua, Hawaii metro areas beginning on Feb. 7, 2019.
Shipt’s growth to the area gives more than 300,000 households in Hawaii access to
Holiday sales reports for chain retailers have been trickling in recently and, overall, the results have been mixed. Target (TGT) leads the pack with same-store sales growth of 5.7% for the recent shopping season, a 3.4% increase from the prior year. Macy’s (M) posted same-store sales growth of 1.1%, below analysts’ expectations. Kohl’s (KSS) logged a 1.2% increase in same-store sales compared to last year’s 7%.
Struggling retailer J.C. Penney (JCP) logged the worst results in the same-store sales report card, recording a 3.5% decrease in same-store sales. The company finds itself in the intensive care unit of the struggling
As a volatile 2018 comes to a close, investors are cautiously approaching the New Year. As a result, value opportunities may be found among companies that outperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index over the course of the year. As of Dec. 28, the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener found several stocks that have a market cap over $5 billion and had a higher return relative to the index for the period. It also looked for stocks trading below Peter Lynch value.
The screener found value opportunities among companies in the consumer defensive industry. Stocks in this industry are typically good
Funko Donates $50,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Funko, Inc. ("Funko,” or the “Company”) ( FNKO), a leading pop culture consumer products company, and Target Corp. (Target) (: TGT) announce the launch of an exclusive Target Bullseye Funko Pop! figure in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases and we are incredibly proud to
Jessie Livermore was one of the greatest investors of all time. In the book, "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator," Livermore explained that the single activity that made him the most money was “sitting on my hands.” In other words, the willingness to leave your portfolio of companies in place longer than your competitors was one thing that made him rich. This tells us much about where the tortoise can find investment opportunities today.
1. Asset allocation is in disarray
Source: The Wall Street Journal (No Refuge for Investors as
NEW YORK, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Target Corporation (:TGT), The Gap, Inc. (:GPS), Alliance Data Systems Corporation (:ADS), Foot Locker, Inc. (:FL), The Travelers Companies, Inc. (:TRV), and Hecla Mining Company (:HL), including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.
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Even though the stock is trading at a more reasonable forward price-earings ratio of 59, Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) still has further to fall before it's a bargain. The retailer's AWS cloud platform is not that great, there is tons of competition and the company still needs Oracle (ORCL) to succeed. However, it made the rash decision to drop the database company altogether in favor of the same company's third-tier database technology. This is just one of many reasons to avoid the stock until further price reductions.
Granted, betting against Amazon while going into the holiday
Top online retailers were higher on the stock market during Wednesday following the release of Adobe Analytics' report on U.S. online spending for the first 20 days of November.
As reported by Bloomberg.com Wednesday, online customers have spent $31.9 billion in the first 20 days of November, reflecting a 17% growth compared to the same period of 2017, according to Adobe Analytics. Wednesday was on track to beat Monday’s season record for online shopping of $2 billion.
The top online retailers commenced their war early this season, using free-shipping promotions to attract customers online. Amazon (AMZN) has waved the