NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for DENTSPLY International (Nasdaq: XRAY) is tomorrow, March 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $39.90 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for DENTSPLY International has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. DENTSPLY International has a market cap of $5.39 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

DENTSPLY International Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets dental consumable products, dental laboratory products, and dental specialty products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 26.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates DENTSPLY International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full DENTSPLY International Ratings Report.

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