Analyst Ratings for Target Corp. (TGT)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, TGT received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 26 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 18 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 5 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

Several price targets were given for TGT by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 77, implying potential capital gains of 38.14 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 46, implying potential capital losses of -17.47 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 13.75 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 20.61 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 3.94 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 9.15 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 7 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 9 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of TGT to grow at a rate of -11.64 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of TGT is -0.98.

TGT has a 52-week high of 79.33 and a 52-week low of 48.56. Today's price is 14.79 percent above the 52-week low, and 29.74 percent below the high. TGT has a P/E ratio of 11.39. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The TGT value stock report compares TGT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $30.92 billion. TGT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.