NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for C.R. Bard (NYSE: BCR) is tomorrow, April 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $98.16 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%. The average volume for C.R. Bard has been 617,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. C.R. Bard has a market cap of $8.3 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 Tuesday. C. R. Bard, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, package, distribute, and sell medical, surgical, diagnostic, and patient care devices worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.5, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates C.R. Bard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full C.R. Bard Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.