Target Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (TGT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Target (NYSE: TGT) is Monday, November 19, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 36 cents per share. At a price of $62.16 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Target has been 3.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Target has a market cap of $40.2 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Target as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Target Ratings Report.

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