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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for TGT. The highest price target was 77, implying potential capital gains of 38.14 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 46, which equates to a potential downside of -17.47 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 13.75 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 20.61 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 3.94 percent, compared to last month. 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. TGT has a PEG ratio of -0.98.

In the trailing 52-weeks, TGT hit 79.33 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 48.56. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 14.79 percent, and 29.74 percent lower than its 52-week high. TGT has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.