National HealthCare Co. (NYSEMKT:NHC) Director James Paul Abernathy sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total value of $70,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 23,165 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,621,550. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

James Paul Abernathy also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, November 18th, James Paul Abernathy sold 1,000 shares of National HealthCare stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.44, for a total value of $69,440.00.

Shares of National HealthCare Co. (NYSEMKT:NHC) opened at 69.36 on Tuesday. National HealthCare Co. has a one year low of $57.16 and a one year high of $70.77. The company has a market cap of $1.05 billion, a PE ratio of 20.46 and a beta of 0.91. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $66.58 and its 200 day moving average price is $64.95.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 1st. Investors of record on Friday, December 30th will be given a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 28th. National HealthCare’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 52.94%.

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Separately, Macquarie raised National HealthCare from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, September 22nd.

National HealthCare Company Profile

National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) is engaged in the operation of skilled nursing facilities with associated assisted living and independent living centers. The Company’s business activities include providing sub-acute skilled and post-acute skilled nursing care, intermediate nursing care, rehabilitative care, senior living services, and home healthcare services.

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