Target Corporation is a publicly traded company, which means that its shareholders own it. Target shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TGT.
The Securities and Exchange Commission requires Target, as a publicly traded company, to file quarterly and annual shareholder reports covering the financial state of the company. Shareholders can attend annual meetings and vote on selected issues. A board of directors and an executive staff govern Target, and most of them have eligibility to purchase stock if desired. The value of an individual share of Target stock fluctuates as shares trade in the stock market.