Retail watchers keep a close eye on Target (TGT +0.6%) to see if the retailer matches the plans...

|About: Target Corporation (TGT)|By:, SA News Editor

Retail watchers keep a close eye on Target (TGT +0.6%) to see if the retailer matches the plans of Wal-Mart (WMT -0.2%) and Sears (SHLD +1.8%) to open up for Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving evening. Last year, the company drew a fair amount of internal and external criticism for opening doors at midnight, but with Macy's, Kohl's, and Best Buy all choosing the midnight slot this year the pressure is on to keep an edge with another early start.