C.R. Bard, Inc. (BCR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 16, 2014
C.R. Bard, Inc. ( BCR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 16, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 31, 2014. 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 $135.41, representing a -3.98% decrease from the 52 week high of $141.02 and a 39.4% increase over the 52 week low of $97.14.
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 $1.72. Zacks Investment Research reports BCR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -12.51%, compared to an industry average of 4.3%.