Target (NYSE:TGT) announced a dividend of $0.43 with a Dividend Ex. Date of August 19. That’s a 19.44-percent increase versus the previous dividend of $0.36. The new dividend yield is 2.1 percent.
Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) announced a dividend of $0.6 with a Dividend Ex. Date of July 18. That’s a 15.38-percent increase versus the previous dividend of $0.52. The new dividend yield is 2.5 percent.
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