Target Corp reports sales growth of just 1.4% for 2019. This was lower than it had projected and analysts expected. Comparable sales growth a year ago was 5.7%. Last week several other U.S. retailers including Kohl’s, J.C. Penney, and Macy’s reported lower sales for the key shopping period, raising doubts about the broader health of the retail sector. The company’s stock dropped 8% on the news.