Host's higher dividend will be paid on July 15, to shareholders of record on June 30.
The recent rebound in business -- and to a less extent, leisure -- travel bodes well for the hotel operator.
Convenience store operator Casey's General Stores (CASY) hiked its quarterly dividend to 15 cents a share from 13.5 cents.
The higher dividend will be paid on Aug. 15 to shareholders of record on Aug. 1.The dividend announcement came as Casey's grew its quarterly profit by 4% despite higher food prices pressuring its margins. Discount retailer Target (TGT - Get Report) said recently its board approved a 20% increase in its dividend to 30 cents a share. The increase marked Target's 44th consecutive annual dividend increase. Target's higher dividend will be payable Sept. 10 to shareholders of record at the close of business Aug. 18. FedEx (FDX - Get Report) recently approved an 8% increase to its quarterly dividend to 13 cents a share, marking its 10th consecutive annual dividend increase. FedEx's increased dividend will be payable July 1 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 17.
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