NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Beckman Coulter

(NYSE:

BEC

) is tomorrow, March 1, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $83 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Beckman Coulter has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Beckman Coulter has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the

technology

sector and

electronics

industry. Shares are up 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Beckman Coulter, Inc. provides biomedical testing instrument systems, tests, and supplies for clinical laboratories worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.6.

TheStreet Ratings rates Beckman Coulter as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

Beckman Coulter Ratings Report

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