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|Includes: BLK, HOG, Target Corporation (TGT), TXT

 Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) reported earnings per share in the first quarter increased 30 percent to 90 cents from 69 cents in the same period a year ago. This was the highest EPS from continuing operations in Target’s history, excluding holiday-driven fourth quarter results. analysts average $0.87. TGT beats by $0.03

Net earnings of $671 million for the quarter ended May 1, 2010, compared with $522 million in the quarter ended May 2, 2009.  
Target Corporation operates general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States.
The Board of Directors of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share on the company’s Common Stock. All dividends will be paid on July 1, 2010, to holders of record at the close of business on June 11, 2010.
Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.10 per share for the second quarter of 2010, payable June 18, 2010 to holders of record of the Company's common stock on June 3, 2010.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. produces and sells heavyweight motorcycles, as well as offers motorcycle parts, accessories, and related services.
BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.00 per share of common stock, payable June 23, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 7, 2010.
BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. 
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