Target Stock Hits New 52-Week High (TGT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Target (NYSE: TGT) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $65.08, above its previous 52-week high of $64.99 with 2.3 million shares traded as of 3:45 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Target has a market cap of $42.23 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 25.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Target as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Target Ratings Report.

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