NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for DENTSPLY International (Nasdaq: XRAY) is tomorrow, March 29, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of five cents per share. At a price of $36.27 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for DENTSPLY International has been 871,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. DENTSPLY International has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 5.8% 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 19.9, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.2.
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TheStreet Ratings rates DENTSPLY International as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full DENTSPLY International Ratings Report.

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