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Target Corp. stock outperforms competitors on strong trading day

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Target Corp. TGT, -0.23% inched 0.37% higher to $257.01 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.54% rising 0.20% to 4,367.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.42% rising 0.07% to 34,823.35. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Target Corp. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $256.43, which the company reached on July 21st.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Walmart Inc. WMT, +0.22% rose 0.07% to $141.27, Costco Wholesale Corp. COST, +1.04% rose 0.61% to $417.54, and Dollar General Corp. DG, -0.15% rose 0.61% to $225.59. Trading volume (2.5 M) remained 904,766 below its 50-day average volume of 3.4 M.

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