Target’s Stock Plummets as Boycott Crosses 1 Million People

 

Target’s corporate stock has plummeted significantly this week, after a petition to boycott the store crossed 1 million signatures.

The petition and subsequent boycotts are a result of Target’s corporate campaign to open up bathrooms and changing rooms in their stores based on internal gender identity rather than biological anatomy.  The new policy has sparked concern that predators will use the store’s policy to target others, specifically women, by claiming that they feel like a woman on the inside.

Target knew this new policy was a risk.  Last April, a biological man was arrested after allegedly secretly filming a woman trying on bathing suits in a Target dressing room in Missouri.  This story was repeated on May 5th, 2016 in Frisco, Texas.

Recent polls have shown that Americans’ feelings towards open-bathroom policies have hardened significantly in the month of April, with support for the open-bathrooms concept falling by more than 20 percentage points.

Amid the turmoil surrounding the new policy and the immediate abuse of it in Missouri, the company’s stock fell from $84.10 per share on April 19 to roughly $79.36 as of Friday morning. That loss of $4.74 per share, if constant, would represent a corporate loss of over $2.5 billion.

The petition (you can sign it here) represents far more than just the one million people who have signed it.  Not included in that number are the dependent consumers of those signers — mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, and children — whose sustenance will no longer be found at Target.  It represents the thousands of people who no longer have an interest in holding Target’s stock in their investment portfolio.

Most importantly, the petition represents the vast majority of Americans who are uncomfortable with trading their family’s safety and privacy for a politically-correct solution to a problem that didn’t previously exist.

Stand with FPIW to defeat this bad policy in Washington, once and for all.

47 replies
  1. s.m
    s.m says:

    Bad company, they have lots of gay people on the top jobs on corporate with very high Salaries on the corporate jobs in all the time they Have their own group that they get together and they help each other to get hight salaries and high positionand if you are not gay, you will be on the down position also they treat very bad to regular streight employes, I quit from the company For the bad way that they treat me because i’m christian, this happen seven years ago, this people are horrible persons, they play very nasty each other and touch their private parts, i did catch them two times on the back room. so I did quit buying from target 7 years ago, because i know them on person and they are very bad people with bad fellings, so i dont want to give more power to that cain of people, not all gays are bad but this corporated from target are horroble.
    they discriminate christian and streight people.

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  2. Godhatesfagsandsinners
    Godhatesfagsandsinners says:

    I boycott these queer-loving companies and anyone who walks with Christ needs to boycott them. This list is from the grossly misnamed “human” rights campaign. it disgusted me to go their website and find this information.

    You need to tell these misguided, queer-loving companies they get no more of your money until they change their evil ways.
    Sadly, this is just a partial list of queer-loving companies.

    ABC
    Alaska Airlines
    Amazon
    American Airlines
    American Express
    Apple
    AT&T
    Bank of America
    BP
    Budweiser
    Burger King
    Campbell Soup
    CBS
    Charles Schwab
    Chase Bank
    Chevron
    Chrysler
    Coca-Cola
    Comcast
    Costco
    Dell
    Delta Airlines
    Discover
    Facebook
    Ford
    General Mills
    GM
    Google
    Hallmark
    Heinz
    Hershey
    Hilton
    Home Depot
    Hormel
    Hyatt
    IKEA
    Intuit
    J.C. Penney
    Johnson & Johnson
    Kellogs
    Key Bank
    Kraft
    Levi’s
    Macy’s
    Marriott
    MasterCard
    McDonald’s
    Microsoft
    MillerCoors
    NBC
    Netflix
    Nike
    Nordstrom
    Pepsi
    REI
    Ross
    Sears
    Shell Oil
    Sony
    Southwest Airlines
    Starbucks
    State Farm
    Subaru
    Target, obviously
    Thrivent
    Toyota
    Tyson
    U.S. Bank
    United Airlines
    Visa
    Walmart
    Walt Disney
    Wells Fargo

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  3. TARGET.....MISSED!!!!!!!
    TARGET.....MISSED!!!!!!! says:

    So done with Target and their shoving their liberal ways on WE the customers!
    Target:—-> You don’t care to use common sense to look out for the safety of your customers and their families,
    WE DON’T CARE TO GIVE YOU OUR MONEY!! $$$
    Your POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS GOING TO BRING YOU DOWN.
    FOOLS…………………………….
    Going to enjoy SAVING $$$$$$$ what we normally spent at your store.
    Bah Bye~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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  4. Bill Smith
    Bill Smith says:

    I don’t have a problem with transgender people having rights, but a bathroom or a changing room is for relieving your bodily fluids in private or trying on cloths. They are not restaurant’s or bar’s where you are socializing with friends. Why is it that transgender people are only fighting for rights where people need privacy when they are nude?

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  5. Bea
    Bea says:

    That story of the man arrested at Target linked in this article is from APRIL 2015, which is not just last week. So that example doesn’t hold any water and trying to pass it off as relevant to this current development is disingenuous.
    I hope that you will not harden your hearts against these brothers and sisters that you do not yet understand. You can hate the sin, but still love the sinner.

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    • Davis Austin
      Davis Austin says:

      If someone is living in a lifestyle such as mentioned, then they are not a brother or sister in Christ. Let me ask you, on the day of judgement, does Scripture say that God will punish the sin, or the sinner?

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      • Bea
        Bea says:

        We must love our neighbors, regardless of their own salvation. Even if they do not believe they were formed in the image of the Lord, just as you and I.

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        • Christine
          Christine says:

          We as Christians of course love as Christ loves but to make thousands of people uncomfortable because of few is not reasonable. I think the reasonable response would be to have a restroom specified for transgendered. I tolerate but them but that does not mean I want to attend to my most basic needs with them. I am done with Target. They are way too liberal.

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        • s.m
          s.m says:

          corporet from target are gays and they arrast the normal people, they get thur own group and don’t resoect regular wirkers, i did quit from that companie for that reazon.

          Reply
  6. MJ
    MJ says:

    Learn how to use a calculator, and then you can start talking about journalistic facts, and deeper national conversations.

    Reply
  7. cecilhenry
    cecilhenry says:

    Diversity means everyone MUST think alike about ‘diversity’. Diversity just means White Genocide.

    Freedom now from this enforced, coercive, parasitic, anti-white, genocidal diversity. Its a crime, not a ‘policy option’

    Progressive Change: picture a python devouring a prisoner, one toe, foot, leg, torso and head at a time. PRogress
    One progressive body part at a time.

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  8. KLH
    KLH says:

    The short sighted problem is that looking at the stock for a week isn’t realistic. The low this year for TGT was $67.59 in January and had nothing to do with Trans anything. Market volatility has all the stocks looking this way. Talk to me in a month or 6 when people forgot what they weren’t going to Target for. We also had a price mid week of $83.29. Tell me what you think Monday morning when all the buys happen over the weekend when the stock prices are low and people want to take advantage and hedge against the boycott going south. A week does not a trend make in the stock market, no matter how important of an issue we are addressing

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    • Lester olney
      Lester olney says:

      Nice comment.
      1. I do not believe safety will present more problems.
      2. People can be influenced so easily by unsubstantiated facts it amazes me.

      Reply
        • dave134
          dave134 says:

          This guy was taking pictures under the door of a dressing room. He wasn’t trying to pass himself off as a woman in a bathroom. The paragraph is written very deceptively, and the writer and publisher here should be called out for it.

          “….Just this week, a biological man….” What the heck is that supposed to mean- a ‘biological’ man? Just this week, there were many ‘biological’ men doing lots of things, good and bad. This peeping tom was outside the dressing room, filming UNDER THE DOOR!
          Sad that there are people who will think this unrelated fact somehow supports the argument…

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          • Clark Kent
            Clark Kent says:

            So what part of men being nowhere near the dressing rooms or bathrooms reserved for women don’t you ‘get’, Dave? It is not rocket science……

        • Recovering Catholic
          Recovering Catholic says:

          This guy was a pervert, not a transgender person. How about we deal with the perverts. Most of which identify as heterosexual white CHRISTIAN males.

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    • Sarah
      Sarah says:

      You are correct that the stock market varies from moment to moment. Indeed, this could be a blip on the radar. The bottom line, however, is that long-term, we can impact corporate earnings if we stick with our boycotts and make them meaningful by spreading the message that there are higher priorities than pleasing the LGBT community and worrying about their feelings. We are a sizable portion of Target’s market. Profits can be manipulated within businesses’ financial practices, but they can’t make us shop with them or think like them. Everything in life isn’t about money. What counts is standing up against social engineering and protecting ourselves from harm when CEO’s and corporate boards won’t. God honors those who speak up for righteousness. It is not a waste of time and effort.

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  9. NANCY KASPER
    NANCY KASPER says:

    I’d hate to say how many times folks have told me that boycotts don’t work. Well, they don’t if no one participates. I have been boycotting retailers and corporations for years and have a handful of close friends attune to God’s values who have joined me. Our dollars speak volumes! MONEY TALKS!!! This is a great step forward, but we need to watch carefully. Target may say that they will hold off implementation of this pro-transgender policy, but I wouldn’t trust them. They will most probably still quietly continue on. This company has an extended history of celebrating the LGBT community. Don’t be afraid to ask what take your favorite retailer has on this issue. Did you know that Macy’s allows men, dressed as women, in women’s dressing rooms?

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