Analysts See $1.38 EPS for Target (TGT); American Vanguard (AVD)’s Sentiment Is 1.08

May 22, 2018 - By Natalie Daughtry

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Analysts expect Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report $1.38 EPS on May, 23 before the open.They anticipate $0.17 EPS change or 14.05% from last quarter’s $1.21 EPS. TGT’s profit would be $739.58 million giving it 13.93 P/E if the $1.38 EPS is correct. After having $1.37 EPS previously, Target Corporation’s analysts see 0.73% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.22% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $76.87. About 5.07 million shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has risen 28.46% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.91% the S&P500.

American Vanguard Corp (AVD) investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.07, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. The ratio has dropped, as 57 hedge funds increased or started new holdings, while 53 sold and reduced stakes in American Vanguard Corp. The hedge funds in our database now hold: 22.60 million shares, up from 22.50 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding American Vanguard Corp in top ten holdings decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 11 Reduced: 42 Increased: 45 New Position: 12.

Among 29 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 11 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Target Corporation has $95.0 highest and $4.45 lowest target. $76.08’s average target is -1.03% below currents $76.87 stock price. Target Corporation had 89 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse on Friday, September 16 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, August 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 5 by Susquehanna. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, November 17 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, February 14. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Gordon Haskett. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Hold” rating by UBS on Monday, June 19. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Strong-Buy” on Tuesday, September 8. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, August 18 with “Market Perform”. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Buy” rating by M Partners on Thursday, August 17.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. The company has market cap of $41.20 billion. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. It has a 14.42 P/E ratio. The firm also provides home furnishings and d??cor, such as furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home d??cor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday d??cor; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software.

More notable recent Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Target, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and More Earnings Coming This Week” on May 20, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Wolfe Research upgrades Target ahead of earnings” published on May 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Target’s Stock Price Malaise Is An Opportunity” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Will Target Outshine Walmart This Week?” published on May 21, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Target (TGT) option implied volatility bid into Q1 and outlook” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $220,422 activity.

Cove Street Capital Llc holds 2.12% of its portfolio in American Vanguard Corporation for 1.00 million shares. Lapides Asset Management Llc owns 343,100 shares or 1.46% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Walthausen & Co. Llc has 1.28% invested in the company for 692,822 shares. The Wisconsin-based Heartland Advisors Inc has invested 1.24% in the stock. Ack Asset Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 159,800 shares.

American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and markets specialty chemicals for agricultural, commercial, and consumer uses in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $658.54 million. The firm makes and formulates chemicals, including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants in liquid, powder, and granular forms for crops, turf and ornamental plants, and human and animal health protection. It has a 32.43 P/E ratio. American Vanguard Corporation distributes its products through national distribution companies and buying groups or co-operatives; and through sales offices and sales force executives.

More recent American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “American Vanguard Corporation’s (AVD) CEO Eric Wintemute on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 09, 2018. Also Ocbj.com published the news titled: “Midday Stock Roundup” on May 09, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Recent Analysis Shows American Vanguard, Magellan Midstream Partners, Diamondback Energy, Vericel, Air Lease …” with publication date: April 25, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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