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) 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) 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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