NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for C.R. Bard (NYSE: BCR) is tomorrow, October 20, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $86.31 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%. The average volume for C.R. Bard has been one million shares per day over the past 30 days. C.R. Bard has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 6.6% 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 23.2, above the average health services industry P/E ratio of 22.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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