2. As of noon trading, Target ( TGT) is up $0.44 (0.7%) to $63.13 on average volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Target exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.58-$63.17 after having opened the day at $62.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.69.

Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States. Target has a market cap of $40.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Target a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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