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.
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