Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 21, 2014
Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 21, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.66 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 11, 2014. Shareholders who purchased JNJ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that JNJ has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of JNJ was $91.64, representing a -4.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $95.99 and a 21.38% increase over the 52 week low of $75.50.
JNJ is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ) and Novartis AG ( NVS ). JNJ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.82. Zacks Investment Research reports JNJ's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.65%, compared to an industry average of -.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to JNJ through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have JNJ as a top-10 holding:
- Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS ( PPH )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Health Care ( XLV )
- iShares U.S. Pharmaceutical ETF ( IHE )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index Fund ( IYH )
- Vanguard Health Care ETF ( VHT ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHE with an increase of 22.05% over the last 100 days. PPH has the highest percent weighting of JNJ at 9.15%.