1 Big Winner This Shopping Season

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In today's edition of "Talkin' Stocks," Brendan Byrnes and Austin Smith look at one company that could be a big winner this back-to-school shopping season: Target. Austin likes Target's ability to cater to both grade-school and college purchases. The latter category tends to spend more each season, and Target has been effectively promoting its college wares this year. With J.C. Penney giving up more market share each quarter, there are more consumers and dollars for Target to lure than before.

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Austin Smith and Brendan Byrnes have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Staples. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Staples. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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