St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2013

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St. Jude Medical, Inc. ( STJ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 30, 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 prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of STJ was $42.36, representing a -5.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.80 and a 40.03% 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. ( MDT ) and Varian Medical Systems, Inc. ( VAR ). STJ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.4. Zacks Investment Research reports STJ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.47%, compared to an industry average of 6.9%.


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

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 ( MOAT )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund ( IHI )
  • SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ( XHE )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare ( PTH )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Core Index Fund ( JKG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is JKG with an increase of 17.36% over the last 100 days. MOAT has the highest percent weighting of STJ at 5.6%.



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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