NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO) is tomorrow, March 22, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.82 per share. At a price of $143.52 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%. The average volume for Novo Nordisk A/S has been 268,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Novo Nordisk A/S has a market cap of $68.43 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 24.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Novo Nordisk A/S, a healthcare company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products in Denmark and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Diabetes Care and Biopharmaceuticals. The company has a P/E ratio of four, below the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 22.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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