NYSE:CHE - Chemed Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$321.01 -6.64 (-2.03 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$321.01
Today's Range$320.92 - $328.57
52-Week Range$260.03 - $335.99
Volume87,291 shs
Average Volume154,260 shs
Market Capitalization$5.13 billion
P/E Ratio26.91
Dividend Yield0.37%
Beta1.21
Chemed Corporation provides hospice and palliative care services in the United States. It operates through two segments, VITAS and Roto-Rooter. The VITAS segment offers direct medical services, as well as spiritual and emotional counseling services to terminally ill patients. This segment offers its services to patients through a network of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy, and volunteers. The Roto-Rooter segment provides plumbing, drain cleaning, water restoration, and other related services to residential and commercial customers through company-owned and operated territories, independent contractor-operated territories, and franchised locations. This segment also manufactures and sells products and equipment, including drain cleaning machines and drain cleaning solutions. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Home health care services
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Services
SectorMedical
CUSIP16359R10
Phone513-762-6690

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.78 billion
Cash Flow$14.6915 per share
Book Value$36.93 per share

Profitability

Net Income$205.54 million

Miscellaneous

Employees15,707
Market Cap$5.13 billion
Next Earnings Date4/18/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

Chemed (NYSE:CHE) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chemed's stock symbol?

Chemed trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CHE."

How often does Chemed pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Chemed?

Chemed announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 22nd. Investors of record on Monday, March 4th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, March 22nd. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 1st. View Chemed's Dividend History.

How will Chemed's stock buyback program work?

Chemed declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, March 7th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $150,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Chemed's earnings last quarter?

Chemed Co. (NYSE:CHE) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 20th. The company reported $3.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $3.27 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $457.51 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $460.50 million. Chemed had a net margin of 11.53% and a return on equity of 36.06%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.32 EPS. View Chemed's Earnings History.

When is Chemed's next earnings date?

Chemed is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 18th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Chemed.

What guidance has Chemed issued on next quarter's earnings?

Chemed updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 20th. The company provided EPS guidance of $12.65-12.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $12.54. Chemed also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $12.65-12.85 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for CHE?

2 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Chemed's stock. Their predictions range from $318.00 to $390.00. On average, they anticipate Chemed's stock price to reach $354.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Chemed.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Chemed?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Chemed in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Chemed.

Has Chemed been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about CHE stock have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Chemed earned a media sentiment score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Chemed's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Chemed own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Chemed investors own include Micron Technology (MU), Home Depot (HD), Altria Group (MO), Chevron (CVX), Fortinet (FTNT), Cisco Systems (Csco), GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- (GWPH), Celgene (CELG), Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX).

Who are Chemed's key executives?

Chemed's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Kevin J. McNamara, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 65)
  • Mr. David P. Williams, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • Ms. Naomi C. Dallob, VP, Chief Legal Officer & Sec. (Age 65)
  • Mr. Spencer S. Lee, Exec. VP (Age 63)
  • Mr. Nicholas Michael Westfall, Exec. VP (Age 40)

Who are Chemed's major shareholders?

Chemed's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.41%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (3.60%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (2.98%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (2.93%), Investec Asset Management LTD (1.58%) and FMR LLC (1.53%). Company insiders that own Chemed stock include David Patrick Williams, Donald E Saunders, George J Walsh III, Kevin J Mcnamara, Michael D Witzeman, Naomi C Dallob, Nicholas Michael Westfall, Patrick P Grace, Spencer S Lee and Thomas P Rice. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Chemed.

Which institutional investors are selling Chemed stock?

CHE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, FMR LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Two Sigma Investments LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, California Public Employees Retirement System, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL and Riverbridge Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold Chemed company stock in the last year include David Patrick Williams, Donald E Saunders, George J Walsh III, Kevin J Mcnamara, Michael D Witzeman, Naomi C Dallob, Nicholas Michael Westfall, Patrick P Grace, Spencer S Lee and Thomas P Rice. View Insider Buying and Selling for Chemed.

Which institutional investors are buying Chemed stock?

CHE stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Bank of America Corp DE, Bank of Montreal Can, BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp, Barclays PLC, Eaton Vance Management and Investec Asset Management LTD. Company insiders that have bought Chemed stock in the last two years include Donald E Saunders and George J Walsh III. View Insider Buying and Selling for Chemed.

How do I buy shares of Chemed?

Shares of CHE can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Chemed's stock price today?

One share of CHE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $321.01.

How big of a company is Chemed?

Chemed has a market capitalization of $5.13 billion and generates $1.78 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $205.54 million in net income (profit) each year or $11.93 on an earnings per share basis. Chemed employs 15,707 workers across the globe.

What is Chemed's official website?

The official website for Chemed is http://www.chemed.com.

How can I contact Chemed?

Chemed's mailing address is 255 EAST FIFTH STREET SUITE 2600, CINCINNATI OH, 45202. The company can be reached via phone at 513-762-6690.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Chemed (NYSE CHE)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  231 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  310 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  541
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Chemed and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CHE will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CHE will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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