Putnam Fl Investment Management Co Lowers stake in Target Corporation (TGT)

Target Corporation (TGT) : Putnam Fl Investment Management Co reduced its stake in Target Corporation by 18.68% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 118,770 shares of Target Corporation which is valued at $8,089,425 after selling 27,278 shares in Target Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 17, 2016.Target Corporation makes up approximately 0.94% of Putnam Fl Investment Management Co’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Btim Corp. reduced its stake in TGT by selling 100 shares or 0.91% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,903 shares of TGT which is valued at $742,603. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.01% of Btim Corp.’s portfolio. Spirit Of America Management Corpny added TGT to its portfolio by purchasing 5,000 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $340,550. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.05% of Spirit Of America Management Corpny’s portfolio.Reliance Trust Co Of Delaware reduced its stake in TGT by selling 19,597 shares or 25.85% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 56,228 shares of TGT which is valued at $3,829,689. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.35% of Reliance Trust Co Of Delaware’s portfolio. Adams Asset Advisors added TGT to its portfolio by purchasing 49,688 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $3,373,318. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.47% of Adams Asset Advisors’s portfolio.Acropolis Investment Management reduced its stake in TGT by selling 520 shares or 8.98% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 5,273 shares of TGT which is valued at $357,193. Target Corporation makes up approx 0.07% of Acropolis Investment Management’s portfolio.

Target Corporation opened for trading at $67.9 and hit $68.55 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $68.11, with a gain of 0.32% or 0.22 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 38,18,656 shares. Company has a market cap of $39,154 M.

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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