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Target Corp. stock rises Wednesday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Target Corp. TGT, -0.51% inched 0.78% higher to $244.14 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.15% rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.10% rising 0.68% to 34,814.39. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Target Corp. closed $22.92 short of its 52-week high ($267.06), which the company reached on August 11th.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Walmart Inc. WMT, +0.28% rose 0.17% to $144.55, Costco Wholesale Corp. COST, +3.31% rose 0.51% to $460.73, and Dollar General Corp. DG, -0.30% rose 0.31% to $216.97. Trading volume (2.0 M) remained 966,819 below its 50-day average volume of 2.9 M.

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