St. Jude Medical, Inc. (
) 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. (
) and Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (
). 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
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 (
- iShares Morningstar Mid Core Index Fund (
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%.