Charter Trust Co Lowers stake in Target Corporation (TGT)

Target Corporation (TGT) : Charter Trust Co reduced its stake in Target Corporation by 0.65% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 18,387 shares of Target Corporation which is valued at $1,252,339 after selling 121 shares in Target Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 14, 2016.Target Corporation makes up approximately 0.14% of Charter Trust Co’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Johanson Financial Advisors boosted its stake in TGT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 37 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,770 shares of Target Corporation which is valued at $324,885. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.35% of Johanson Financial Advisors’s portfolio.Indiana Trust Investment Management Co reduced its stake in TGT by selling 1,491 shares or 21.35% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 5,493 shares of TGT which is valued at $372,096. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.20% of Indiana Trust Investment Management Co’s portfolio.Lynch Associatesin boosted its stake in TGT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,025 additional shares and now holds a total of 23,498 shares of Target Corporation which is valued at $1,591,755. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.70% of Lynch Associatesin’s portfolio. Eqis Capital Management added TGT to its portfolio by purchasing 3,242 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $219,613. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.01% of Eqis Capital Management’s portfolio.

Target Corporation opened for trading at $67.9 and hit $68.55 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $68.11, with a gain of 0.32% or 0.22 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 38,18,656 shares. Company has a market cap of $39,154 M.

On the company’s financial health, Target Corporation reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10 according to the earnings call on Aug 17, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.13. The company had revenue of $16169.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $16170.29 million. The company’s revenue was down -7.2 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.22 EPS.

Investors should note that on Sep 21, 2016, Target Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.6000. The company’s management has announced Nov 14, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Nov 16, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Dec 10, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Target Corporation. Target Corporation was Initiated by Guggenheim to “Neutral” on Sep 30, 2016. Shares were Resumed by Credit Suisse on Sep 16, 2016 to “Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 65 from a previous price target of $72 .Shares were Downgraded by Cowen on Sep 12, 2016 to ” Market Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 68 from a previous price target of $75 .

Target Corporation is engaged in providing everyday essentials and fashionable and differentiated merchandise at discounted prices. The Company offers its products through stores online or through mobile devices. The Company sells an assortment of general merchandise and food through its store and digital channels. Its general merchandise stores offer an edited food assortment including perishables dry grocery dairy and frozen items. Its urban format stores CityTarget and TargetExpress offer edited general merchandise and food assortments. Its digital channels include an assortment of general merchandise including various items found in its stores along with a complementary assortment such as additional sizes and colors sold online. The Company’s brands include Archer Farms Simply Balanced Boots & Barkley Circo Embark Gilligan & O’Malley Market Pantry Merona Room Essentials Smith & Hawken Spritz and Sutton & Dodge.

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