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This week was a bounce in equity markets, as the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 both closed at new all-time highs. On the back of some strong moves in technology, the market looks unstoppable right now. Whether that means we are at a top or getting ready for the next leg higher is anybody’s guess at this point, which is why we should look to Artificial Intelligence to assist in our investment decisions. If you’re looking for places to trade the market, Q.ai’s deep learning algorithms have used Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) technology to identify the Unusual Movers for the last week. 

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Target Corp (TGT)

First on the unusual movers list is a discount store conglomerate in the consumer defensive space, Target Corp TGT , with the stock up 21.74% for the year already. Volume for the week was unusual, with 6,997,971 shares traded vs its 10-day volume average of 8,680,801.1 and its 22-day volume average of 5,583,150.41. Revenue grew by 8.37% in the last fiscal year to $78112.0M, a growth of 16.42% over the last three fiscal years from $72714.0M three years ago. Operating Income grew by 6.56% in the last fiscal year to $4728.0M, a growth of 15.18% over the last three fiscal years from $4374.0M three years ago. EPS grew by 8.73% in the last fiscal year to $6.36, a growth of 30.52% over the last three fiscal years from $5.3 three years ago. ROE was 28.26% in the last year, which compares to 25.72% three years ago. The stock is trading with a Forward 12M P/E of 21.3.  Target Corp is rated Neutral.

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Kohl’s Corp (KSS)

The next Unusual Mover this week was Kohl’s Corp KSS , with its volume trading registering at 9,150,993 shares traded vs its 10-day volume average of 13,148,270.0 and its 22-day volume average of 10,161,139.27. The stock is already down 61.37% for the year and lost 19.23% over the last week. The company operates 1,159 department stores in 49 states that sell moderately priced private-label and national brand clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, and home furnishings. Revenue was $19974.0M in the last fiscal year, which compares to $20084.0M three years ago. Operating Income was $1212.0M in the last fiscal year, which compares to $1438.0M three years ago. EPS was $4.37 in the last fiscal year, compared to $5.12 three years ago. ROE was 12.59% in the last year versus 16.21% three years ago. Forward 12M Revenue is expected to grow by 11.99% and the stock is trading with a Forward 12M P/E of 36.15. Kohl’s Corp is rated Unattractive.

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TJX Companies Inc (TJX)

TJX Companies Inc TJX is another Unusual Mover this week with volume traded of 12,897,397 vs its 10-day volume average of 10,523,004.0 and its 22-day volume average of 7,641,009.82. The stock is rated Top Short after closing down 10.7% for the week. The stock is now down 15.06% for the year. The company is a leading off-price retailer of apparel, home fashions, and other merchandise. Revenue was $41716.98M in the last fiscal year, which compares to $35864.66M three years ago. Operating Income was $4416.21M in the last fiscal year, compared to $3987.43M three years ago. EPS was $2.67 in the last fiscal year, which compares to $2.02 three years ago. ROE was 59.51% in the last year, versus 54.00% three years ago. Forward 12M Revenue is expected to grow by 21.19% and the stock is trading with a Forward 12M P/E of 25.51.

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Walmart Inc (WMT)

Walmart Inc is another Unusual Mover this week with volume traded of 8,100,849 vs its 10-day volume average of 10,342,674.3 and its 22-day volume average of 7,693,131.05. That led to a flat week, down only 0.73%, but the stock is up 12.22% for the year. The selling giant has had real success lately converting some online sales as revenues were significant. Revenue grew by 3.45% in the last fiscal year to $523964.0M, a growth of 8.33% over the last three fiscal years from $500343.0M three years ago. Operating Income grew by 3.52% in the last fiscal year to $21468.0M in the last fiscal, a growth of 6.14% over the last three fiscal years from $20937.0M three years ago. EPS grew by 20.77% in the last fiscal year to $5.19, a growth of 91.1% over the last three fiscal years from $3.28 three years ago. ROE was 18.86% in the last year, which compares to 13.04% three years ago. The stock is rated Attractive and is trading with a Forward 12M P/E of 24.4.

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General Motors Co (GM)

Neutral-rated General Motors Co GM  made the Unusual Movers list this week with volume traded of 8,956,342 vs its 10-day volume average of 14,428,732.7 and its 22-day volume average of 14,373,910.45, with the stock closing up 2.51% for the week. The company is a global manufacturer of vehicles and has seen some pandemic pressures as of late, and year-to-date the stock has lost 21.62%. EPS shrank by -140.65% over the last three fiscal years and came in at $4.57 in the last fiscal, compared to $(2.6) three years ago. Revenue was $137237.0M in the last fiscal year, which compares to $145588.0M three years ago. Operating Income was $6444.0M in the last fiscal year, which compares to $10150.0M three years ago. ROE was 15.03% in the last year, versus 0.82% three years ago. Forward 12M Revenue is expected to grow by 12.26% and the stock is trading with a Forward 12M P/E of 6.18.

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Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP)

Our final Unusual Mover this week is Advance Auto Parts Inc AAP , which is rated Top Buy and had traded a volume of 697,136 vs its 10-day volume average of 1,152,536.4 and its 22-day volume average of 983,060.68. That led to the stock losing 1.61% for the week, and is now down 2.06% for the year. The company is one of the industry’s largest retailers of aftermarket automotive parts, tools, and accessories to do-it-yourself customers in North America. Revenue grew by 2.67% over the last three fiscal years to $9709.0M in the last fiscal, compared to $9373.78M three years ago. Operating Income grew by 20.03% over the last three fiscal years to $756.89M in the last fiscal, versus $583.51M three years ago. EPS grew by 1.11% over the last three fiscal years too $6.84 in the last fiscal, which compares to $6.42 three years ago. ROE was 13.72% in the last year, versus 15.02% three years ago. Forward 12M Revenue is expected to grow by 1.95% and the stock is trading with a Forward 12M P/E of 17.21.

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