St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2013
St. Jude Medical, Inc. ( STJ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 31, 2014. Shareholders who purchased STJ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that STJ has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $62.51, the dividend yield is 1.6%.
The previous trading day's last sale of STJ was $62.51, representing a -0.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $62.92 and a 76.98% increase over the 52 week low of $35.32.
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 $2.47. Zacks Investment Research reports STJ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.31%, compared to an industry average of 6.5%.
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 )
- First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund ( FVI )
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund ( JKI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FVI with an increase of 13.11% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting of STJ at 5.14%.