St. Jude Medical, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 26, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 31,
2013. Shareholders who purchased STJ stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
8.7% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock
price of $44.84, the dividend yield is 2.23%.
The previous trading day's last sale of STJ was $44.84,
representing a -5.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $47.45 and a
48.23% increase over the 52 week low of $30.25.
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 $2.51. Zacks Investment Research reports STJ's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.17%, compared to an
industry average of 7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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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:
- Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund (
- SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment (
- PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is MOAT with an increase of
13.08% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of STJ at 5.6%.