National HealthCare Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) SVP Jeffrey Russell Smith sold 1,499 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.06, for a total transaction of $100,522.94. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Jeffrey Russell Smith also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, September 28th, Jeffrey Russell Smith sold 1,848 shares of National HealthCare stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.78, for a total transaction of $116,017.44.

National HealthCare Co. (NHC) traded down $0.34 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $66.01. 23,690 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 24,345. National HealthCare Co. has a 1 year low of $57.73 and a 1 year high of $78.99.

National HealthCare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $241.99 million during the quarter. National HealthCare had a net margin of 4.62% and a return on equity of 6.60%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. National HealthCare’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.13%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in National HealthCare by 5.6% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 529,847 shares of the company’s stock valued at $37,164,000 after acquiring an additional 28,157 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of National HealthCare by 2.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 889,216 shares of the company’s stock valued at $62,369,000 after purchasing an additional 21,666 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp raised its position in shares of National HealthCare by 10.4% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 242,824 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,032,000 after purchasing an additional 22,947 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its position in shares of National HealthCare by 49.4% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 15,678 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,100,000 after purchasing an additional 5,186 shares during the period. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of National HealthCare by 23.9% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 8,583 shares of the company’s stock valued at $602,000 after purchasing an additional 1,653 shares during the period.

Several analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of National HealthCare from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. ValuEngine cut shares of National HealthCare from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd.

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National HealthCare Company Profile

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

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