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Walmart & Target Earnings: Buy One, Skip the Other

Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT) will report earnings in the coming weeks, and at least one analyst thinks that the latter will have a better quarter—but winning the battle doesn't mean also winning the war. Where we were: Walmart had a great 2017, but it has lagged this year, while Target has been the better performer by far, neatly reversing last year's dynamic between the two. Where we're headed: Target could continue to stretch ahead of Walmart following earnings, but does that mean it's the better buy of the two?