High Volume Retail Stocks Paying Dividends You Must Know Now

Through most of the trading day on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Retail (NYSE:XRT) sector.

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Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 4.9 million shares trading hands at $53.28(+46 cents), making up a dollar volume of $258.6 million. The retail behemoth is currently delivering a 2.7% dividend to shareholders.

Stock Price Performance: From August 2, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.51 (2.9%) from $51.31 to $52.82. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 25, 2011 and May 3, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 3.9% (+$2.06). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 8.1% (-$4.39).

Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $194.6 million, based on a current price of $51.91 (+95 cents) and 3.8 million shares being traded. The retailer is currently delivering a 2.3% dividend to shareholders.

Stock Price Performance: From June 6, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.89 (8.3%) from $47.07 to $50.96. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 7, 2010 and September 16, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 3.1% (+$1.59). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 5.4% (-$2.65).

Shares of Kohls Corporation (NYSE:KSS) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are four million shares trading hands at $46.70(+2 cents), making up a dollar volume of $187 million. The retailer is currently paying a 2.1% dividend.

Stock Price Performance: From August 2, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had dropped $5.85 (-11.1%) from $52.48 to $46.63. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 10, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.4% (+$2.22). It saw one of its worst periods between November 24, 2010 and December 13, 2010 when shares fell for 13 straight trading days, falling 7.2% (-$4.11).

Shares of Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $115.8 million, based on a current price of $26.23 (-1 cent) and 4.4 million shares being traded. The retailer is currently paying a 1.5% dividend to shareholders.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.35 (-11.3%) from $29.60 to $26.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 22, 2010 and November 2, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.3% (+$1.82). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 5.3% (-$1.63).

Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) have a dollar volume of $92.5 million based on a current price of $64.52(0 cents) and 1.4 million shares traded. The retailers is currently paying a 1.1% dividend to shareholders.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.68 (-9.4%) from $71.20 to $64.52. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 24, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 16.7% (+$7.98). It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 13.2% (-$10.05).

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