St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 27, 2014
St. Jude Medical, Inc. ( STJ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.27 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased STJ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of STJ was $65.34, representing a -5.02% decrease from the 52 week high of $68.79 and a 64.21% increase over the 52 week low of $39.79.
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 $2.5. Zacks Investment Research reports STJ's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.76%, compared to an industry average of 8.1%.
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 )
- First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund ( FVI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RYH with an increase of 10.12% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting of STJ at 4.31%.