Target Corporation ( TGT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2017. 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 $66.41, representing a -21.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $84.14 and a 5.52% increase over the 52 week low of $62.94.
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 $5.59. Zacks Investment Research reports TGT's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 7.7%, compared to an industry average of 19.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to TGT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have TGT as a top-10 holding:
- EcoLogical Strategy ETF ( HECO )
- SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY )
- PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( PFM )
- PowerShares Russell Top 200 Equal Weight Portfolio ( EQWL )
- Powershares FTSE RAFI US 1000 Portfolio ( PRF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PRF with an increase of 10.5% over the last 100 days. HECO has the highest percent weighting of TGT at 2.28%.
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