C.R. Bard, Inc. (BCR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 17, 2013
C.R. Bard, Inc. ( BCR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 17, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.21 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BCR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $118.46, the dividend yield is .71%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BCR was $118.46, representing a -2.22% decrease from the 52 week high of $121.16 and a 26.3% increase over the 52 week low of $93.79.
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 $2.07. Zacks Investment Research reports BCR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -9.57%, compared to an industry average of -.5%.