St. Jude Medical, Inc. (
) 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. (
) and Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF (
- First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund (
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%.