Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 22, 2013

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Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 22, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.61 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased JNJ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that JNJ has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of JNJ was $76.96, representing a -0.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $77 and a 24.71% increase over the 52 week low of $61.71.

JNJ is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ) and Novartis AG ( NVS ). JNJ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.87. Zacks Investment Research reports JNJ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.16%, compared to an industry average of -.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the JNJ Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to JNJ through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have JNJ as a top-10 holding:

  • First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund ( FDL )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Health Care ( XLV )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index Fund ( IYH )
  • Vanguard Health Care ETF ( VHT )
  • Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS ( PPH ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLV with an increase of 8.68% over the last 100 days. FDL has the highest percent weighting of JNJ at 9.67%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: FDL , IYH , JNJ , NVS , PFE , PPH , VHT , XLV

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