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Clusterstock  Dec 2  Comment 
Friday's jobs report showed that employment in the retail industry shrank for the first November in six years. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the retail trade lost 8,300 jobs. Overall, the US economy added 178,000 jobs,...
Motley Fool  Nov 29  Comment 
There's mixed news on the market leader in wearable fitness as we kick off the holiday shopping season.
Motley Fool  Nov 28  Comment 
Bad news can still be good news for this beaten-down value merchandiser.
Forbes  Nov 23  Comment 
Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL), where a total volume of 11,936 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which...
Motley Fool  Nov 23  Comment 
The retailer is relying heavily on another big quarter of online sales.
MarketWatch  Nov 17  Comment 
Target Corp. has made a number of improvements to its order pickup service nationwide, the company said this week, including remodeling about 80 of its top-volume pickup stores in order to add a separate area for these transactions. With...
Forbes  Nov 17  Comment 
In recent trading, shares of Target Corp (NYSE: TGT) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target price of $73.31, changing hands for $76.03/share. When a stock reaches the target an analyst has set, the analyst logically has two ways to...
Motley Fool  Nov 16  Comment 
Here's why one of these dividend stocks stands out as the better buy.
Forbes  Nov 16  Comment 
In early trading on Wednesday, shares of Target (TGT) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the S&P 500 index, trading up 8.5%. Year to date, Target registers a 6.7% gain. And the worst performing S&P 500 component thus far on...




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Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is one of the top ten largest retailers in the U.S. by sales. Target generated revenue through sales of apparel, electronics, housewares and other product categories through both online operations and the Target stores in the U.S.[1] Target has carved out a niche for itself as a "cheap chic" retailer.

In January 2011, Target took its first step in expanding outside of the US with the purchase of 220 Zellers stores in Canada. Target plans to convert 100 to 150 of these stores by 2013 or 2014, with revenues similar to those of its US counterparts.[2] Target also started REDcard promotions with its credit card program, which could increase its revenues. However, rising commodity prices may offset these gains.

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  • Target is planning to expand operations into Canada by 2013. Target has acquired the rights to 220 Zellers store Leases from the Hudson's Bay Co. and has already announced plans for 105 of these leases. [3]

References

  1. Target Q4 and 2009 Earnings Data
  2. http://seekingalpha.com/article/246791-target-s-expansion-into-canada-is-on-solid-ground
  3. http://news.morningstar.com/all/ViewNews.aspx?article=/DJ/201107111404DOWJONESDJONLINE000267_univ.xml

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