NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is denying it purposely released information about its share repurchase plans and dividend boost.

NEW YORK (AP) Target Corp. is denying it purposely released information about its share repurchase plans and dividend boost.

A release about the plans appeared on the company's website a little after 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday and then disappeared 20 minutes later.

The mistake, caused by a human error, happened hours before the company's board is to meet on the eve of the Minneapolis company's shareholders' meeting.

"No information has officially been released by the company," Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder told The Associated Press. She declined to comment on whether the information was actually true.

Shares rose a penny to close at $78.90 per share.