Medtronic Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (MDT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) is tomorrow, October 3, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 26 cents per share. At a price of $43.41 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%.

The average volume for Medtronic has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Medtronic has a market cap of $43.99 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 13.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Medtronic as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. 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 Medtronic Ratings Report.

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