This excerpt taken from the TGT 10-K filed Apr 11, 2005.
Common Stock Authorized 6,000,000,000 shares, $.0833 par value; 890,643,966 shares issued and outstanding at January 29, 2005; 911,808,051 shares issued and outstanding at January 31, 2004; 909,801,560 shares issued and outstanding at February 1, 2003.
In June of 2004, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $3 billion of our common stock. The repurchase of our common stock is expected to be made primarily in open market transactions, subject to market conditions, and is expected to be completed over two to three years. This authorization replaced our previous repurchase programs that were authorized by our Board of Directors in January 1999 and March 2000. In 2004, we repurchased a total of 29 million shares of our common stock at a total cost of approximately $1,290 million ($44.68 per share)