Monday night, hours before Target laid off most of the 1,700 corporate employees it cut this week, the company's stock closed at an all-time high of $78.57.
Target's stock is still trading above $78 today.
That's good news for investors, but little comfort for Target employees who lost their jobs yesterday, as this exchange between a business reporter and one of the workers laid off yesterday indicates:
We reached out to Target spokesperson Molly Snyder and asked whether yesterday's layoffs are the end of the "several thousand" cuts the company said were coming primarily among Twin Cities corporate staff last week.
@mspbjHalter makes me sick that this is a result of myself and 1699 others losing their jobs.— TJ Dittrich (@tjdittrich) March 11, 2015
Snyder didn't directly answer that question, but sent us this statement.
"We see Target's transformation as not a moment in time, but an ongoing journey," Snyder wrote. "As a part of that, we will continue to review opportunities to fuel our growth. Yesterday we detailed difficult decisions we made that impact our team, but don't have anything additional to share at this time."
Target officials say the job cuts are part of an effort to realize $2 billion in cost savings.