Nordion Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (NDZ)

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.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nordion as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Nordion Ratings Report.

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