Cognios Capital Cut Target (TGT) Position By $344,694; SEVERN TRENT PLC (SVTRF) SI Decreased By 2.65%

February 18, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Cognios Capital Llc decreased Target Corp (TGT) stake by 14.1% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cognios Capital Llc sold 5,943 shares as Target Corp (TGT)’s stock declined 14.90%. The Cognios Capital Llc holds 36,211 shares with $2.14M value, down from 42,154 last quarter. Target Corp now has $41.15B valuation. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $75.7. About 4.28M shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declined 16.51% since February 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.21% the S&P500.

SEVERN TRENT PLC (OTCMKTS:SVTRF) had a decrease of 2.65% in short interest. SVTRF’s SI was 18,400 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 2.65% from 18,900 shares previously. With 700 avg volume, 26 days are for SEVERN TRENT PLC (OTCMKTS:SVTRF)’s short sellers to cover SVTRF’s short positions. It closed at $23.77 lastly. It is down 0.00% since February 18, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. Target Corporation had 84 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Jefferies. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $86 target in Thursday, February 25 report. M Partners upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 17 report. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy” on Monday, November 9. Piper Jaffray maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Thursday, February 4. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $84 target. Vetr upgraded the stock to “Strong-Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 8 report. On Wednesday, August 26 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, August 17 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 20. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, May 19 report.

Analysts await Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $1.19 earnings per share, down 17.93% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.45 per share. TGT’s profit will be $646.84 million for 15.90 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Target Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.77% EPS growth.

Severn Trent Plc operates as a water and sewerage firm in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.32 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Regulated Water and Waste Water, and Business Services. It has a 13.51 P/E ratio. The Regulated Water and Waste Water segment provides water and sewerage services to approximately 4.5 million households and businesses in the Midlands and mid-Wales.

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