Why Target Is Poised to Keep Poppin'
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Target and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Minneapolis, Minn. (1902)
General merchandise stores
Chairman/CEO Gregg Steinhafel
CFO John Mulligan
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$788.0 million/$17.7 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 2,569 members who have rated Target believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I have to say, I really like Target's business model. They've convinced people to pay a higher price for the same item at their store versus at a rival's (looking at Wal-Mart). ... I think they've created a significant advantage here with their branding. I think that's an advantage that can stick as well, because the economy is improving, and if you think about it Wal-Mart shoppers want to become Target shoppers because it tells them they're doing well financially. I can see Target continuing to grow long-term. Clearly they see opportunities for growth as well. They've jacked up [plant property and equipment] spending.
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