Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/17/13, C.R. Bard, Inc. (BCR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.21, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of BCR's recent stock price of $119.83, this dividend works out to approximately 0.18%.
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Below is a dividend history chart for BCR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.21 declared by C.R. Bard, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BCR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.70% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BCR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, BCR's low point in its 52 week range is $93.79 per share, with $121.16 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $119.59.
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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, BCR makes up 2.13% of the SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF
which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.
In Tuesday trading, C.R. Bard, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.