Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, retail giant Target (NYSE:TGT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Target, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Target facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Minneapolis, Minn. (1902)

Market Cap

$45.2 billion

Industry

General merchandise stores

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$73.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Gregg Steinhafel

CFO John Mulligan

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

18.7%

Cash/Debt

$788.0 million / $17.6 billion

Dividend Yield

2%

Competitors

Costco Wholesale 

Kmart

Wal-Mart Stores 

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 91% of the 2,668 members who have rated Target believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, bobbyabull, succinctly summed up the Target bull case for our community:

Target passes the "eyeball test" -- the place is always busy raking in revenue hand over fist. Will their stock outperform? Hard to say. Cherry picking the individual stocks is difficult and probably not even a good idea. Having said that, here you have a stable company/safe investment with a dividend in a business we all understand. And on occasion we all contribute to that business by shopping there.