Why Target Is Poised to Keep Climbing

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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 respected four-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

$44.2 billion


General merchandise stores

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$73.1 billion


Chairman/CEO Gregg Steinhafel

CFO John Mulligan

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.8 billion / $14.3 billion

Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 91% of the 2,676 members who have rated Target believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, eajohnson1, succinctly summed up the Target bull case for our community:

Looks a little undervalued based on likelihood of growth. Has been generating cash steadily in last few years and using it to grow business or return to shareholders. Expansion to Canada seems natural, not forced; same with groceries & loyalty programs. Consumer confidence seems reliably back even if whole economy is not.

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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