1. As of noon trading, Target ( TGT) is down $0.90 (-1.4%) to $64.60 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.8 million shares of Target exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.50-$65.39 after having opened the day at $64.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.50.

Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States. Target has a market cap of $43.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Target a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Target as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Target Ratings Report now.

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