Roper Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (ROP)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP) is tomorrow, April 11, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 14 cents per share. At a price of $96.67 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for Roper has been 476,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Roper has a market cap of $9.17 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Roper Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes radio frequency (RF) products and services, industrial technology products, energy systems and controls, and medical and scientific imaging products and software. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Roper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Roper Ratings Report.

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