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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Nordion (NYSE: NDZ) is Monday, March 19, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $9.91 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4%. The average volume for Nordion has been 154,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Nordion has a market cap of $579.2 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Nordion Inc., a health science company, provides various products and services used for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.6, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 35.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.