St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 27, 2014

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St. Jude Medical, Inc. ( STJ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.27 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased STJ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of STJ was $65.34, representing a -5.02% decrease from the 52 week high of $68.79 and a 64.21% increase over the 52 week low of $39.79.

STJ is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Medtronic, Inc. ( MDT ) and Varian Medical Systems, Inc. ( VAR ). STJ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.5. Zacks Investment Research reports STJ's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.76%, compared to an industry average of 8.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the STJ Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF ( IHI )
  • SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ( XHE )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF ( RYH )
  • First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund ( FVI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RYH with an increase of 10.12% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting of STJ at 4.31%.



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



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Referenced Stocks: STJ , MDT , VAR , IHI , XHE , RYH , FVI

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