St. Jude Medical, Inc. (
) 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. (
) and Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (
). 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%.
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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:
- iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF (
- SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF (
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund (
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%.