Roper Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (ROP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP) is tomorrow, December 19, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $110.35 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for Roper has been 462,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Roper has a market cap of $10.82 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 26.6% 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 23.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Roper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Roper Ratings Report.

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