Love Dividend Stocks? Take a Good Look at Target Corporation

There are at least three reasons that Target's stock could find a place in every dividend investor's portfolio.

John Maxfield
John Maxfield
Apr 26, 2014 at 11:12AM
Consumer Goods

If you love dividend stocks or rely on income from your investments, then you should take a good look at Target (NYSE:TGT), the nationwide discount retailer headquartered in Minneapolis.

Aside from its size and impressive growth over the years, there are at least three reasons its stock is well-suited for a dividend investor's portfolio. First, it yields 2.9% compared to the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) which yields 1.98%. Second, it distributes a reasonable 51% of its earnings, leaving plenty of room to increase its dividend if the company's board of directors chooses to do so. Finally, Target has both paid and increased its dividends consistently for 46 years.

It's for these reasons that Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield concludes in the following video that Target is indeed a great dividend stock for income-seeking investors to buy and own today.