Media coverage about Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Select Medical Holdings Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the health services provider an impact score of 46.6772629694068 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Select Medical Holdings Corporation (SEM) opened at 17.35 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.31 billion, a PE ratio of 27.50 and a beta of 1.45. Select Medical Holdings Corporation has a 52-week low of $10.20 and a 52-week high of $18.80. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $16.55 and a 200 day moving average price of $14.42.

Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The health services provider reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.07. Select Medical Holdings Corporation had a return on equity of 9.61% and a net margin of 1.95%. The firm had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.13 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.23 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Select Medical Holdings Corporation will post $0.90 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

SEM has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Select Medical Holdings Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Benchmark Co. upped their target price on Select Medical Holdings Corporation from $17.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Robert W. Baird raised Select Medical Holdings Corporation from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $15.00 to $21.00 in a research report on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub cut Select Medical Holdings Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, JMP Securities upped their target price on Select Medical Holdings Corporation from $10.00 to $12.00 and gave the stock a “market underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.29.

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In other news, insider Michael E. Tarvin sold 35,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.25, for a total value of $533,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 324,137 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,943,089.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Michael E. Tarvin sold 7,948 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.25, for a total value of $121,207.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 324,137 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,943,089.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 50,575 shares of company stock valued at $768,517 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 19.93% of the company’s stock.

About Select Medical Holdings Corporation

Select Medical Holdings Corporation is an operator of specialty hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational medicine centers in the United States. The Company’s segments include specialty hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation, Concentra and Other. The specialty hospitals segment consists of hospitals designed to serve the needs of long term acute patients and hospitals designed to serve patients that require intensive medical rehabilitation care.

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