Indexiq Advisors adds St. Jude Medical (STJ) to its portfolio

St. Jude Medical (STJ) : Indexiq Advisors added new position in St. Jude Medical during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 151,547 shares of St. Jude Medical which is valued at $12,675,391 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 11, 2016 with the SEC.St. Jude Medical makes up approximately 0.74% of Indexiq Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Scotia Capital reduced its stake in STJ by selling 226 shares or 0.5% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 45,355 shares of STJ which is valued at $3,793,492. St. Jude Medical makes up approx 0.08% of Scotia Capital’s portfolio. Rhenman Partners Asset Management Ab sold out all of its stake in STJ during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 180,000 shares of STJ which is valued $15,035,400. Concert Wealth Management added STJ to its portfolio by purchasing 3,683 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $305,836. St. Jude Medical makes up approx 0.04% of Concert Wealth Management’s portfolio.Charter Trust Co boosted its stake in STJ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 620 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,735 shares of St. Jude Medical which is valued at $547,151. St. Jude Medical makes up approx 0.06% of Charter Trust Co’s portfolio.

St. Jude Medical closed down -0.13 points or -0.16% at $82.75 with 19,58,505 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $83, the shares hit an intraday low of $82.67 and an intraday high of $83.15 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, St. Jude Medical reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $1.06. The company had revenue of $1562.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1552.79 million. The company’s revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.07 EPS.

Investors should note that on Aug 3, 2016, St. Jude Medical announced a cash dividend of $0.3100. The company’s management has announced Sep 28, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 30, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 28, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on St. Jude Medical. Company shares were Downgraded by Wedbush on Jul 15, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 84 from a previous price target of $70 .St. Jude Medical was Downgraded by Leerink Partners to ” Mkt Perform” on Jul 11, 2016.

St. Jude Medical Inc. develops manufactures and distributes cardiovascular medical devices for the global cardiac rhythm management cardiovascular and atrial fibrillation therapy areas and interventional pain therapy and neurostimulation devices for the management of chronic pain and movement disorders. Its six principal product categories include tachycardia implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) systems bradycardia pacemaker systems atrial fibrillation (AF) products (electrophysiology introducers and catheters advanced cardiac mapping navigation and recording systems and ablation systems) vascular products (vascular closure products pressure measurement guidewires optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging products heart failure monitoring device and other vascular accessories) structural heart products and neuromodulation products (spinal cord stimulation and radiofrequency ablation to treat chronic pain and deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders).

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