NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for DENTSPLY International (Nasdaq: XRAY) is tomorrow, September 23, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $31.25 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for DENTSPLY International has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. DENTSPLY International has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 5.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 17.6, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates DENTSPLY International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, 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 DENTSPLY International Ratings Report.

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