Target Corporation (TGT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 19, 2013

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Target Corporation ( TGT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased TGT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 19.44% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $69.08, the dividend yield is 2.49%.

The previous trading day's last sale of TGT was $69.08, representing a -6.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $73.50 and a 19.08% increase over the 52 week low of $58.01.

TGT is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) and Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ). TGT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.26. Zacks Investment Research reports TGT's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -9.49%, compared to an industry average of 4.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the TGT Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to TGT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have TGT as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality Portfolio ( SPHQ )
  • PowerShares Dividend Achievers ( PFM )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Value Portfolio ( PXLV )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPLV )
  • Powershares FTSE RAFI US 1000 Portfolio ( PRF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PRF with an increase of 7.96% over the last 100 days. SPHQ has the highest percent weighting of TGT at 1.14%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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