NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for C.R. Bard (NYSE: BCR) is tomorrow, April 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $103.26 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.7%.

The average volume for C.R. Bard has been 694,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. C.R. Bard has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

C. R. Bard, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, packaging, distribution, and sale of medical, surgical, diagnostic, and patient care devices worldwide. It offers vascular, urology, oncology, and surgical specialty products. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 19.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates C.R. Bard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. 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 C.R. Bard Ratings Report.

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