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 / $17.6 billion
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.
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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