Chicago Trust Co Na Lowers stake in Target Corporation (TGT)

Target Corporation (TGT) : Chicago Trust Co Na reduced its stake in Target Corporation by 4.64% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 36,624 shares of Target Corporation which is valued at $2,504,715 after selling 1,784 shares in Target Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 12, 2016.Target Corporation makes up approximately 1.15% of Chicago Trust Co Na’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , One Capital Management boosted its stake in TGT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,037 additional shares and now holds a total of 27,798 shares of Target Corporation which is valued at $1,901,105. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.64% of One Capital Management’s portfolio. Fisher Asset Management added TGT to its portfolio by purchasing 4,061 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $279,640. Founders Financial Securities added TGT to its portfolio by purchasing 12,121 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $836,834. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.36% of Founders Financial Securities’s portfolio.Independent Portfolio Consultants reduced its stake in TGT by selling 160 shares or 0.99% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 16,020 shares of TGT which is valued at $1,085,195. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.34% of Independent Portfolio Consultants’s portfolio.Washington Trust Bank boosted its stake in TGT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 168 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,904 shares of Target Corporation which is valued at $264,457. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.06% of Washington Trust Bank’s portfolio.

Target Corporation closed down -0.47 points or -0.68% at $68.39 with 30,29,888 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $68.79, the shares hit an intraday low of $68.28 and an intraday high of $69.02 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Target Corporation reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10 according to the earnings call on Aug 17, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.13. The company had revenue of $16169.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $16170.29 million. The company’s revenue was down -7.2 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.22 EPS.

Investors should note that on Sep 21, 2016, Target Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.6000. The company’s management has announced Nov 14, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Nov 16, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Dec 10, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Target Corporation. Target Corporation was Initiated by Guggenheim to “Neutral” on Sep 30, 2016. Shares were Resumed by Credit Suisse on Sep 16, 2016 to “Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 65 from a previous price target of $72 .Shares were Downgraded by Cowen on Sep 12, 2016 to ” Market Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 68 from a previous price target of $75 .

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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