Medical technology manufacturer C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) announced today its third-quarter dividend of $0.21 per share, the same rate it paid last quarter after raising the payout to investors 5% from $0.20 per share.

The board of directors said the quarterly dividend is payable on Nov. 1 to the holders of record at the close of business on Oct. 21. The regular dividend payment equates to a $0.84-per-share annual dividend, yielding 0.7% based on the closing price today of C.R. Bard's stock.

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