Target increases dividend by 19.4 percent

Target Corp. increases its quarterly dividend by 19.4 percent

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Target Corp. is increasing its quarterly dividend by 19.4 percent.

The Minneapolis-based retailer on Wednesday declared a quarterly dividend of 43 cents per share, up from 36 cents per share. The dividend is payable Sept. 10 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 21.

Target says it is the 184th consecutive dividend paid since it went public in 1967.

Target shares fell 66 cents to $69.34 in afternoon trading.

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