Encompass Health Corp (AMEX:EHC) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $76.38.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Encompass Health from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 9th.
In other news, Director Leo I. Higdon, Jr. acquired 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $58.84 per share, for a total transaction of $58,840.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.
Encompass Health has a one year low of $40.86 and a one year high of $59.29.
Encompass Health (AMEX:EHC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The company reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $1.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.09 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.70 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 1st were paid a dividend of $0.27 per share. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a yield of ∞. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 29th.
Encompass Health Company Profile
Encompass Health Corporation, formerly HealthSouth Corporation, is a provider of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 35 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies.
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