NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Novo Nordisk A/S

(NYSE:

NVO

) is tomorrow, March 22, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.82 per share. At a price of $143.52 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%.

The average volume for Novo Nordisk A/S has been 268,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Novo Nordisk A/S has a market cap of $68.43 billion and is part of the

health care

sector and

drugs

industry. Shares are up 24.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Novo Nordisk A/S, a healthcare company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products in Denmark and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Diabetes Care and Biopharmaceuticals. The company has a P/E ratio of four, below the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 22.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Novo Nordisk A/S as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full

Novo Nordisk A/S Ratings Report

.

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