ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Shares of Target (NYSE: TGT) traded higher Wednesday after the retailer boosted its quarterly dividend by 20%. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: VIG) has the largest position in Target among dividend-themed exchange traded funds.

Target comprises 2.2% of the Vanguard dividend ETF’s portfolio, according to XTF.com.

The stock is also held in retail sector ETFs. Market Vectors Retail ETF (NYSEArca: RTH) has 5% in Target.

Dividend ETFs have been incredibly popular with investors seeking to boost yield in a low interest-rate environment with conservative equity funds. [Special Report: Surveying the Dividend ETF Landscape]

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation is the top-selling dividend ETF this year. [The 10 Best-Selling ETFs of 2012]

VIG has a yield of 2.3%. The ETF held 134 stocks including Target at the end of April. [Dissecting Vanguard’s Two Largest Dividend ETFs]

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF

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