Becton Dickinson Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (BDX)
The ex-dividend date for Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) is tomorrow, December 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $77.03 as of 9:40 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.6%.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX) is tomorrow, December 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $77.03 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6%. The average volume for Becton Dickinson has been 991,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Becton Dickinson has a market cap of $15.02 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Becton, Dickinson and Company, a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and sells medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents worldwide. The company's BD Medical segment produces medical devices that are used in various healthcare settings. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Becton Dickinson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Becton Dickinson Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. Holiday Special: Subscribe to Action Alerts PLUS to see how Jim Cramer trades his $2.5 Million+ portfolio for 51% off the list price. Your first 14-days are FREE: Sign up today to get e-mail alerts before every trade.