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Target: A Hold As The Company Faces Significant Headwinds

Apr. 04, 2022 7:55 PM ETTarget Corporation (TGT)COST, WMT54 Comments
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  • Target took significant market share during the pandemic with the company's strong overall response, but competitors are taking market share back now.
  • High gas prices hurt Target in a couple of different ways.
  • Elevated levels of overall inflation are hurting Target as well right now, and the share price isn't cheap.

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2020 and 2021 produced winners and losers. Between the pandemic, government restrictions, and changing consumer habits, companies were forced to adopt fast to a difficult and changing business environment.

This was particularly true in

Data by YCharts

New York during the COVID-19 emergency.

Target Store (Seeking Alpha)

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