C.R. Bard, Inc. (BCR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 24, 2014


C.R. Bard, Inc. ( BCR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 24, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 09, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BCR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that BCR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $141.11, the dividend yield is .6%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BCR was $141.11, representing a -6.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $150.13 and a 44.14% increase over the 52 week low of $97.90.

BCR is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ). BCR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $9.26. Zacks Investment Research reports BCR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 42.67%, compared to an industry average of 9.8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BCR Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to BCR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BCR as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares DWA Healthcare Momentum Portfolio ( PTH ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PTH with an decrease of -1.86% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BCR at 3.38%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

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Referenced Stocks: BCR , MMM , BAX , PTH

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