As Target (TGT) Market Valuation Rose, Telos Capital Management Cut by $582,236 Its Position; Boston Research & Management Cut Mastercard (MA) Position by $491,960

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Boston Research & Management Inc decreased its stake in Mastercard Inc. (MA) by 8.71% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boston Research & Management Inc sold 2,510 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.33% with the market. The institutional investor held 26,292 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $5.17M, down from 28,802 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boston Research & Management Inc who had been investing in Mastercard Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $202.94B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.20% or $6.49 during the last trading session, reaching $196.5. About 4.97 million shares traded or 9.64% up from the average. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 50.28% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.66% the S&P500. Some Historical MA News: 05/05/2018 – Buffett: Should Have Bought More Mastercard, Visa — Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting; 12/04/2018 – Mastercard and BJ’s Wholesale Club Enhance Checkout Experience for Shoppers with Masterpass; 02/05/2018 – CHINESE BANKS ARE ISSUING MASTERCARD CARDS AGAIN: HUND-MEJEAN; 07/03/2018 – MASTERCARD INC – ANNOUNCED INTEGRATION OF ITS PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL PAYMENTS TEAMS UNDER ONE ORGANIZATION, EFFECTIVE APRIL 2, 2018; 05/04/2018 – MASTERCARD INC – CARLO ENRICO TO LEAD LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN REGION; 21/03/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – EQUIFAX BOARD NOW CONSISTS OF 12 DIRECTORS, ALL OF WHOM ARE INDEPENDENT; 02/05/2018 – Mastercard 1Q Adj EPS $1.50; 05/04/2018 – MASTERCARD INC – CAIRNS SITS ON GROUP BOARD OF INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE (ICE) AND IS CHAIR OF ICE CLEAR EUROPE; 21/03/2018 – IBM Watson, Mastercard, Walmart, CBS and PepsiCo Executives to Speak at the ARF’s CONSUMERxSCIENCE; 24/05/2018 – Merchants Discussed Shared Payment Button Limiting Debit-Card Routing Options

Telos Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Target Corp (TGT) by 18.37% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Telos Capital Management Inc sold 7,661 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.62% with the market. The institutional investor held 34,033 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $2.59M, down from 41,694 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Telos Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Target Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.39B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.49% or $1.73 during the last trading session, reaching $67.81. About 5.47M shares traded or 1.48% up from the average. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has risen 53.14% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.52% the S&P500. Some Historical TGT News: 09/04/2018 – Facebook’s Zuckerberg faces Senate hearing but little hope for action; 15/03/2018 – FITCH AFFIRMS TARGET AT ‘A-‘; OUTLOOK TO STABLE; 05/03/2018 Target Corp expected to post earnings of $1.38 a share – summary; 06/03/2018 – Target 4Q EPS $2.02; 15/03/2018 – Fitch: Target’s Outlook Has Been Revised to Stable From Negative; 30/05/2018 – Pura Naturals Announces Additional Staff Appointments in Sales and Marketing; 03/05/2018 – Shipt and Target Expand Same-Day Delivery in the Midwest and South; 23/03/2018 – TARGET, KROGER ARE SAID IN POSSIBLE MERGER TALKS: FAST COMPANY; 08/03/2018 – DMITRI L. STOCKTON NAMED TO TARGET CORPORATION’S BOARD; 23/04/2018 – TARGET BOOSTING NUMBER OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SITES

Analysts await Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report earnings on March, 5. They expect $1.51 EPS, up 10.22% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.37 per share. TGT’s profit will be $787.98 million for 11.23 P/E if the $1.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual EPS reported by Target Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 38.53% EPS growth.

Among 32 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Target Corporation had 110 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Tuesday, January 9. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $67.0 target. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Hold” rating by Gordon Haskett on Wednesday, August 16. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Thursday, December 14. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, May 19 by Nomura. As per Thursday, February 8, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Jefferies maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) on Tuesday, June 20 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Wednesday, June 21. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 17 by M Partners. The firm has “Strong-Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 2 by Vetr.

More notable recent Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Target: What To Do After The 20% Sell-Off? – Seeking Alpha” on December 04, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Bets Against Walmart’s Holiday Prospects Continue – 24/7 Wall St.” published on December 08, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “5 Must-See Stock Charts for Wednesday: TGT, KSS and TSLA – Investorplace.com” on November 20, 2018. More interesting news about Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why You’re Smart to Buy XPO Logistics – The Motley Fool” published on December 01, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) – Where’s Walmart? Opening of Canadian CBD Market Prompts Speculation About Retail Giant – Benzinga” with publication date: November 12, 2018.

Telos Capital Management Inc, which manages about $270.47 million and $290.32M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Disney Walt Co (NYSE:DIS) by 3,495 shares to 36,928 shares, valued at $3.87 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in At&T Inc (NYSE:T) by 44,325 shares in the quarter, for a total of 115,982 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VEU).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.10, from 0.86 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 44 investors sold MA shares while 504 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 394 raised stakes. 741.07 million shares or 1.28% less from 750.68 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Sageworth Commerce owns 250 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Carret Asset Mgmt Limited Liability holds 0.56% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 17,328 shares. Burns J W & Com Ny invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Moreover, White Elm Cap Limited has 5.24% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). The New York-based Two Sigma Secs Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). 3,600 are owned by Guardian Capital L P. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys reported 95,980 shares. Stoneridge Investment Prtn Limited holds 0.15% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 4,047 shares. Strs Ohio accumulated 879,023 shares. Homrich & Berg has 3,235 shares. Daniel Devine & Co accumulated 2,435 shares or 0.38% of the stock. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 0% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 226,529 shares. Incline Glob Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 1.62% or 131,459 shares. Essex Finance Svcs owns 4,951 shares. Peloton Wealth Strategists holds 6.49% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 45,610 shares.

Among 42 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 37 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 144 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $178 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 18. The company was maintained on Monday, October 31 by RBC Capital Markets. Mizuho maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 29 by Wells Fargo. Deutsche Bank maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Friday, May 26. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $124 target. On Tuesday, January 9 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim on Thursday, October 8 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, May 2.

Since November 2, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 0 sales for $486,015 activity.

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