) -- The ex-dividend date for

DENTSPLY International



) is tomorrow, June 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $37.35 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.5%.

The average volume for DENTSPLY International has been 855,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. DENTSPLY International has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the

health care

sector and

health services

industry. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

DENTSPLY International Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets dental consumable products, dental laboratory products, and dental specialty products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 20.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates DENTSPLY International as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

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