- Target shares rose by as much as 4.82% to $ 70.42 during pre-market trading Tuesday after the retailer beat market expectations for holiday sales.
- The company reported same-store sales rose 3.4% in the November to December period, easily beating the 0% to +2% range that Wall Street was expecting.
- Target raised its fourth-quarter adjusted earnings-per-share guidance to between $ 1.30 and $ 1.40. Previously, it expected a range of $ 1.05 to $ 1.25.
- For the full-year of 2017, the retailer sees an adjusted earnings-per-share of $ 4.64 to $ 4.74 from a prior guidance of $ 4.40 to $ 4.60.
- The good news comes on the heels of strong traffic growth and solid digital sales.
- Target recently acquired Alabama-based startup Shipt for $ 550 million as a way to fend off Amazon’s encroachment into the grocery-delivery business.
- You can watch Target’s stock price move here.
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