Target Corporation (TGT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 15, 2013

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Target Corporation ( TGT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.36 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased TGT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that TGT has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of TGT was $62.73, representing a -4.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.80 and a 21.79% increase over the 52 week low of $51.51.

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 $4.51. Zacks Investment Research reports TGT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.64%, compared to an industry average of 14.2%.

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:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Discretionary ( XLY )
  • Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF ( VCR )
  • PowerShares Buyback Achievers ( PKW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLY with an increase of 8.64% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of TGT at 3.03%.



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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Referenced Stocks: COST , PKW , TGT , VCR , WMT , XLY

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