The company's stock rose 4.77% while stock markets declined as Atria Investments Llc bought 56,996 shares. The institutional investor held 1.43 million shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $93.61 million, up from 1.36M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Smead Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Target Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $38.54 billion market cap company. About 2.67M shares traded.
Press coverage about Target (NYSE:TGT) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group upped their price target on shares of Target from $58.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd.
Gabalex Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 42.86% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. It's down from 1.20M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nepsis Capital Management Inc who had been investing in United States Stl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.26B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $172.8. About 617,760 shares traded. It has outperformed by 20.43% the S&P500. For a total of 320,680 shares it reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (EFA) by 152,768 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in Pimco Etf Tr (HYS). Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of BEN in report on Thursday, November 10 to "Sell" rating. Therefore 70% are positive.
Analysts expect Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report $1.38 EPS on May, 16.They anticipate $0.17 EPS change or 14.05% from last quarter's $1.21 EPS. The company rating was maintained by Tigress Financial on Monday, April 2. As per Thursday, January 28, the company rating was downgraded by Argus Research. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, October 8 by Guggenheim. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Robert W. Baird. Credit Suisse initiated Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Monday, March 5. As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was initiated by Miller Tabak. On Thursday, February 8 Cowen & Co maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Market Perform" rating and $87 target in Friday, August 21 report. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $14.38. TGT's profit would be $743.54 million giving it 12.96 P/E if the $1.38 EPS is correct. Wall Street now forecasts 0.73 % EPS growth despite Target Corporation last quarter's EPS of $1.37.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. 41 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas accumulated 157,107 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Michigan-based Comerica has invested 0.73% in Apple Inc. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Limited reported 256,487 shares stake. Trustees Of Dartmouth College accumulated 68 shares. First Manhattan stated it has 25,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Trexquant Inv Ltd Partnership has 0.22% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. Ameritas Invest Prtn reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Glob Investors has invested 0.02% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Lynch And In holds 5,300 shares or 0.38% of its portfolio. Bankshares Of Montreal Can invested in 2,524 shares. It manages about $2.88B and $2.01B US Long portfolio. It also increased its holding in Wal (NYSE:WMT) by 100,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 400,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Honeywell Intl Inc (NYSE:HON).
Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Target Corporation had 89 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Shares for $205,440 were sold by Biggar Lynne on Wednesday, February 14. Bank of America maintained the shares of TGT in report on Tuesday, January 9 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Saturday, August 29 by Vetr. The stock has "Buy" rating by Wunderlich on Tuesday, May 10. Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, June 23 by Oppenheimer. Barclays Capital maintained The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Thursday, October 29 with "Overweight" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Thursday, August 4. Shares for $11.56M were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W on Tuesday, April 3. Campbell Ann Marie also sold $7.02 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. On Thursday, February 15 the insider Pritchard Marc S. sold $668,179. $5.65M worth of Visa Inc.