C.R. Bard, Inc. (BCR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 17, 2013


C.R. Bard, Inc. ( BCR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 17, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BCR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that BCR has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of BCR was $102.68, representing a -5.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $108.31 and a 20.15% increase over the 52 week low of $85.46.

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 $5.94. Zacks Investment Research reports BCR's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 2.17%, compared to an industry average of -2.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BCR Dividend History page.

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

  • SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ( XHE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XHE with an increase of 4.77% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BCR at 2.46%.

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: BAX , BCR , MMM , XHE

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