Candriam Luxembourg S.c.a. buys $26,845,588 stake in Target Corporation (TGT)

Target Corporation (TGT) : Candriam Luxembourg S.c.a. scooped up 131,395 additional shares in Target Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 26, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 356,752 shares of Target Corporation which is valued at $26,845,588.Target Corporation makes up approximately 0.68% of Candriam Luxembourg S.c.a.’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Court Place Advisors boosted its stake in TGT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 556 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,729 shares of Target Corporation which is valued at $280,607. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.16% of Court Place Advisors’s portfolio.Private Trust Co Na boosted its stake in TGT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,081 additional shares and now holds a total of 21,255 shares of Target Corporation which is valued at $1,583,072. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.40% of Private Trust Co Na’s portfolio.Trust Co Of Oklahoma reduced its stake in TGT by selling 375 shares or 5.68% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,230 shares of TGT which is valued at $460,771. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.25% of Trust Co Of Oklahoma’s portfolio.First American Trust Fsb reduced its stake in TGT by selling 2,570 shares or 6.28% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 38,379 shares of TGT which is valued at $2,736,806. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.95% of First American Trust Fsb’s portfolio.

Target Corporation opened for trading at $74.9 and hit $75.385 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $75.33, with a gain of 0.72% or 0.54 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 49,69,017 shares. Company has a market cap of $44,390 M.

On the company’s financial health, Target Corporation reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10 according to the earnings call on May 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.19. The company had revenue of $16196.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $16313.21 million. The company’s revenue was down -5.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.10 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jun 8, 2016, Target Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.6000. The company’s management has announced Aug 15, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 17, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 10, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Target Corporation. Miller Tabak Initiated Target Corporation on Jul 29, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $87.Shares were Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on May 19, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 88 from a previous price target of $91 .Shares were Reiterated by MKM Partners on May 19, 2016 to “Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 73 from a previous price target of $81 .

Target Corporation is engaged in providing everyday essentials and fashionable and differentiated merchandise at discounted prices. The Company offers its products through stores online or through mobile devices. The Company sells an assortment of general merchandise and food through its store and digital channels. Its general merchandise stores offer an edited food assortment including perishables dry grocery dairy and frozen items. Its urban format stores CityTarget and TargetExpress offer edited general merchandise and food assortments. Its digital channels include an assortment of general merchandise including various items found in its stores along with a complementary assortment such as additional sizes and colors sold online. The Company’s brands include Archer Farms Simply Balanced Boots & Barkley Circo Embark Gilligan & O’Malley Market Pantry Merona Room Essentials Smith & Hawken Spritz and Sutton & Dodge.

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