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

St. Jude Medical, Inc. ( STJ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased STJ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.7% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of STJ was $42.36, representing a -5.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.80 and a 40.03% 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 $2.4. Zacks Investment Research reports STJ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.47%, compared to an industry average of 6.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the STJ Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to STJ through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have STJ as a top-10 holding:

  • Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund ( IHI )
  • SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ( XHE )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare ( PTH )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Core Index Fund ( JKG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is JKG with an increase of 17.36% over the last 100 days. MOAT has the highest percent weighting of STJ at 5.6%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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