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As of Today, the Dividend Yield of St Jude Medical Inc is 1.56%.
St Jude Medical Inc stock dividend yield is close to 2-year low.
During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of St Jude Medical Inc was 2.81%. The lowest was 0.39%. And the median was 1.87%.
St Jude Medical Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 0.31.
During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of St Jude Medical Inc was 0.63. The lowest was 0.19. And the median was 0.32.
St Jude Medical Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $0.27.
During the past 12 months, St Jude Medical Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.50% per year.
The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.
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Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.
St Jude Medical Inc Recent Full-Year Dividend History
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St Jude Medical Inc's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as
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Current Share Price is $66.55.
St Jude Medical Inc's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $1.04.
Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.
Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.
In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.