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How to buy Target Corporation (TGT) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Target Corporation shares.

Target Corporation (TGT) is a leading discount stores business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$167.33 after a previous close of US$166.58. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD166.77 to a high of USD168.47. The latest price was USD168.3 (25 minute delay). Target Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Target Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Target Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TGT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Target Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$166.58, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Target Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Target Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Target Corporation stock price (NYSE:TGT)

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Have Target Corporation's shares ever split?

Target Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 July 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Target Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Target Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Target Corporation's share price.

Target Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-19.
OpenUS$167.33
HighUS$168.47
LowUS$166.77
CloseUS$168.3
Previous closeUS$166.58
Change US$1.72
Change % 1.0325%
Volume 3,284,403
Information last updated 2024-04-16.
52-week rangeUS$101.1258 - US$181.86
50-day moving average US$161.7082
200-day moving average US$135.7649
Target priceUS$185.23
PE ratio 18.2889
Dividend yield US$4.36 (2.69%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$8.93

Target Corporation share growth calculator

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Target Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $168.3

1 week (2024-04-11) -1.77%
1 month (2024-03-21) -1.10%
3 months (2024-01-19) 21.83%
6 months (2023-10-20) 54.64%
1 year (2023-04-21) 3.77%
2 years (2022-04-21) -32.18%
3 years (2021-04-21) -18.61%
5 years (2019-04-18) 102.14%

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Is it a good time to buy Target Corporation stock?

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Is Target Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Target Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Target Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Target Corporation's P/E ratio

Target Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Target Corporation shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Target Corporation's PEG ratio

Target Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5616. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Target Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Target Corporation's EBITDA

Target Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$8.7 billion (£7 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Target Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Target Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Target Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$101.1258 up to US$181.86. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TGT.US volatility(beta: 1.15)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Target Corporation's is 1.151. This would suggest that Target Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Target Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$107.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.94%
Gross profit TTM US$26.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.79%
Return on equity TTM 33.56%
Profit margin 3.85%
Book value 29.094
Market capitalisation US$76.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Target Corporation share dividends

49%

Dividend payout ratio: 49.27% of net profits

Recently Target Corporation has paid out, on average, around 49.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Target Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Target Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $4.36 per share.

While Target Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Target Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Target Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Target Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Target Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Target Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.87

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Target Corporation's overall score of 18.87 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Target Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Target Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.51/100

Target Corporation's environmental score of 8.51 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Target Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Target Corporation's social score

Social score: 13.73/100

Target Corporation's social score of 13.73 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Target Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Target Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.63/100

Target Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Target Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Target Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Target Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Target Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Target Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.87
Total ESG percentile 12.98
Environmental score 8.51
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 13.73
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 10.63
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 3

Target Corporation overview

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer in the United States. The company offers apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, and infants and newborns, as well as jewelry, accessories, and shoes; and beauty and personal care, baby gear, cleaning, paper products, and pet supplies. It also provides dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, and food service; electronics, which includes video game hardware and software, toys, entertainment, sporting goods, and luggage; and furniture, lighting, storage, kitchenware, small appliances, home decor, bed and bath, home improvement, school/office supplies, greeting cards and party supplies, and other seasonal merchandise. In addition, the company sells merchandise through periodic design and creative partnerships, and shop-in-shop experience; and in-store amenities. Further, it sells its products through its stores; and digital channels, including Target.com. Target Corporation was incorporated in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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