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Did Analysts Change Their Views on Target after 1Q17 Results?
The majority of analysts covering Target (TGT) remain neutral on the stock.
Why Verizon’s Dividend Yield Has Picked Up
Verizon Communications (VZ) recorded revenue growth of -4.3% in 2016 compared to 4% growth in 2015.
How Ventas’s Dividend Yield Compares
Revenue and earnings Ventas (VTR) is a major REIT in the United States and Canada. The company’s revenue growth slowed from 18% in 2015 to just 5% in 2016. The growth was driven by all of its segments, through resident fees and services, office building and other service revenue, and income from loans and investments, […]
Why Target’s Fiscal 1Q17 Margins Contracted
Target’s (TGT) muted margins performance in fiscal 1Q17 shouldn’t surprise investors.
What Analysts Think of Target Stock
The majority of analysts covering Target (TGT) are neutral on the stock. Analysts’ consensus rating on TGT was 2.9 on a scale of 1.0 (strong buy) to 5.0 (strong sell).
China Is Stabilizing through Policy Support
OppenheimerFunds Make no mistake, China is a controlled economy where growth can still be manufactured at will. Massive fiscal and monetary stimulus has China going through a “mini” boom with the pace of economic growth stronger and more broad based than what the markets expected. And as China goes, so goes the rest of emerging […]
Resilient Global Growth Supports Equities
OppenheimerFunds Leading indicators of the global economy are climbing and that generally bodes well for equities. Previously, we highlight the tight fit between the JP Morgan Global Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (black line, left axis)—a leading indicator of worldwide business activity—and the year-over-year returns of the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) returns since 2000. […]
We Are in a New World of Persistent Dollar Strength
OppenheimerFunds That was then: For the longest time, we insisted that the strength of the dollar was the equalizer in a deleveraging world. If the Fed were to be the only major country in the world raising interest rates, then the dollar would appreciate significantly. Dollar strength would prove to be a headwind to U.S. […]
U.S. Economic Drag Is Fading, Upside Surprises Are Possible
OppenheimerFunds The U.S. economy was weaker than expected in 2016, the lagged effect of the Fed’s policy mistake in 2015. In our opinion, the worst is now over for the United States, and economic growth should improve in 2017 and could even surprise to the upside with an appropriate fiscal policy mix from the new […]
The Cycle Continues, but the Risks Are Rising
OppenheimerFunds In response to accusations of flip-flopping, John Maynard Keynes purportedly quipped, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” With 2017 in full swing, the facts have changed. Since the financial crisis, the global economy has been mired in a slow growth, disinflationary world. We argued that the weak […]