C.R. Bard Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (BCR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for C.R. Bard (NYSE: BCR) is tomorrow, January 17, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $101.90 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.

The average volume for C.R. Bard has been 537,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. C.R. Bard has a market cap of $8.45 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 5.1% 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 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates C.R. Bard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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.

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