St. Jude Medical, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on
January 31, 2014. Shareholders who purchased STJ stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 4th quarter that STJ has paid the same dividend. At the
current stock price of $62.51, the dividend yield is 1.6%.
The previous trading day's last sale of STJ was $62.51,
representing a -0.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $62.92 and
a 76.98% increase over the 52 week low of $35.32.
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 $2.47. Zacks Investment Research reports STJ's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.31%, compared to an
industry average of 6.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
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 (
- First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund (
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is FVI with an increase of
13.11% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent
weighting of STJ at 5.14%.