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) -- The ex-dividend date for

Nordson Corporation



) is tomorrow, February 24, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $51.02 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Nordson has been 341,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Nordson has a market cap of $2.97 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and


industry. Shares are up 25.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures, and markets products and systems for precision dispensing, testing and inspection, fluid management, surface treatment, and curing. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 14 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Nordson as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

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