Target Corporation ( TGT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 12, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.56 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2016. Shareholders who purchased TGT 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 $68.76, representing a -19.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $85.81 and a 3.46% increase over the 52 week low of $66.46.
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 -$1.07. Zacks Investment Research reports TGT's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 10.48%, compared to an industry average of 6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to TGT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have TGT as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Retail ETF ( RTH )
- WBI Tactical SMY Shares ( WBIC )
- WBI Tactical SMG Shares ( WBIA )
- iShares iBonds Mar 2018 Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF ( IBCC )
- SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IBCC with an decrease of -0.36% over the last 100 days. RTH has the highest percent weighting of TGT at 4.63%.