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

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St. Jude Medical, Inc. ( STJ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 31, 2013. Shareholders who purchased STJ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that STJ has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $53.47, the dividend yield is 1.87%.

The previous trading day's last sale of STJ was $53.47, representing a -1.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.36 and a 76.76% 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 $2.13. Zacks Investment Research reports STJ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.96%, compared to an industry average of 4.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the STJ Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar 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 ( IHI )
  • SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ( XHE )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF ( RYH )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund ( JKI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XHE with an increase of 13.57% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting of STJ at 5.56%.



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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Referenced Stocks: IHI , JKI , MDT , RYH , STJ , VAR , XHE

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