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American Corporation Analysis

American Corporation Analysis


Learning Team E
Teresa Broach, Tacara Clark, Sarah Kampe, Tara Williams
January 18, 2014
University of Phoenix
ACC 561
Sandra Welch

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This paper will conduct a comparative and ratio analysis to measure profitability and
liquidity of Target.

Target Corporation was found by George D. Dayton in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1902.


The first Target store opened its doors in 1962. Target is the second largest discount store in the
United States. In 2013 the company ranked number 36 on the Fortune 500. Target has 1,764
stores in the United States and over 100 in Canada as of 2013. The net income for Target current
fiscal year is $3 billon. The ending balance in stockholders' equity is $3,535,631 million. The
total cash flow from operation is $ 5,325 million. Target had a good fiscal year last but will it this
year show an increase or decrease. During the 2013 holiday season Target system was hacked
and millions of customers debit and credit cards information was stolen.

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References
Annual Financials for Target Corp. (2013). Retrieved from
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/TGT/financials
Target . (2014). Retrieved from https://corporate.target.com/about/history
Smith, G. (2014). Target Under Fire For Not Revealing Hacks Earlier . Retrieved from
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/18/target-neiman-marcus-crit_n_4619642.html