Why Target Is Poised to Keep Jumping

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, retail giant has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Target, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Target facts



Headquarters (founded)

Minneapolis, Minn. (1902)

Market Cap

$45.2 billion


General merchandise stores

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$73.3 billion


Chairman/CEO Gregg Steinhafel

CFO John Mulligan

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$788.0 million / $17.6 billion

Dividend Yield



Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 91% of the 2,668 members who have rated Target believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, bobbyabull, succinctly summed up the Target bull case for our community:

Target passes the "eyeball test" -- the place is always busy raking in revenue hand over fist. Will their stock outperform? Hard to say. Cherry picking the individual stocks is difficult and probably not even a good idea. Having said that, here you have a stable company/safe investment with a dividend in a business we all understand. And on occasion we all contribute to that business by shopping there.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Target may not be your top choice.

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The article Why Target Is Poised to Keep Jumping originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Costco Wholesale. The Motley Fool owns shares of Costco Wholesale. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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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