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Shares of retail giant Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) rose more than 0.4% this morning on news that the company bested quarterly earnings expectations. The company announced per-share earnings of $1.46, topping last year's quarterly earnings of $0.90 per share. The company cited its strengthening online business over the holiday season. This is a big boost for the retailer compared to last year's same quarter figures. Last year, the firm announced that it was departing the Canadian market and dealing with the aftermath of a cyberattack on consumer data.