Which of these big-box retailers is the smarter pick right now?
Retail's evolution toward larger store footprints reached its peak before the rise of e-commerce, but big-box stores still have a major presence in the industry. The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) has revolutionized the way homeowners and professional contractors get the supplies and materials they need, having become the largest retailer of home-improvement goods in the nation. Target (NYSE:TGT) has taken a more general approach, offering its department-store format in a way that tries to cater both to shoppers looking for discounts and to those wanting a bit more style than some of its peers give their customers. Investors looking at these two major retailers want to know which stock is the better buy right now. Let's compare Home Depot and Target on several important measures to see which one looks more favorable... Source: The Motley Fool