Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, retail giant Target
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Target's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Founded (founded)||Minneapolis (1902)|
|Market Cap||$38.5 billion|
|Industry||General merchandise stores|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$70.8 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Gregg Steinhafel
CFO John Mulligan
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||18.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$690.0 million / $17.5 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 91% of the 2,625 members who have rated Target believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Low prices, one stop shopping: groceries, clothing, banking, pharmacy, electronics, etc. ... Less stigma moving into smaller cities than larger stores (ie Walmart), discounted real estate, ability to enter long term leases at discounted rates increases operating income. Good valuation, solid company.
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