I'm liking that they revised down to $0.78 just 2 weeks ago, so if they miss this that might need a new CFO or a lot of explaining to do. Thus, see a mild downside risk all things being equal.
I anticipated HD would beat, in part b/c of that nice Q2 GDP bump we saw, and think HD's performance bodes well for the large retail that is TGT. (Remodel a bathroom and outfit with stuff from TGT).
I expect TGT to beat there lowered earning number (78 cents). Also First quarter with new CEO Speaking. I think he will outline some positive moves the company is starting to improve profit. Yesterday they announced they were extending there store hours from now till Xmas.