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Target Is Down 12.5% This Month, But At Highest Dividend Yield Ever

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“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful” – Warren Buffett

Target (TGT) is one of the most consistent, stable dividend growth stocks around.  The company has increased its dividend payments every year for 45 consecutive years.

Over the last decade, Target has compounded its dividend payments at 19.0% a year and its earnings-per-share at 5.6% a year.  Earnings growth would have been higher had the company not botched its expansion into Canada and suffered a serious (and well publicized) data breach.

Despite its long history of success and stability, Target stock has declined 12.5% this month.

The reason for the decline?  Comparable store sales fell 1.3% in November and December.

While that’s not positive to be sure, business results do fluctuate.  The modest decline is not expected to last.  In fact, Target is projecting earnings-per-share growth of around 8% in full fiscal 2016.

Other investors have become overly fearful of Target.

It’s time for dividend growth investors to be greedy.  Target is currently ranked in the Top 10 using The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing (thanks to its recent price decline which has pushed up yield and dropped Target’s P/E ratio).

While Target won’t be the highest ranked stock in the upcoming February newsletter, it is a historically great time to buy into Target.

In fact, Target is trading around its highest dividend yield ever.


Target will be analyzed in detail in the upcoming Sure Dividend Newsletter.

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