Cooper Companies Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (COO)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Cooper Companies (NYSE: COO) is Monday, January 23, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $70.81 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.1%.

The average volume for Cooper Companies has been 934,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cooper Companies has a market cap of $3.34 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Cooper Companies, Inc. engages in the provision of medical devices for healthcare professionals worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cooper Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Cooper Companies Ratings Report.

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