National HealthCare Company Profile (NYSEMKT:NHC)

About National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)

National HealthCare logoNational 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. It has interest in a hospice care business that services NHC owned healthcare centers and others. In addition, it provides management services, accounting and financial services, as well as insurance services to third-party operators of healthcare facilities. As of December 31, 2016, it owned the real estate of 13 healthcare properties and leased these properties to third-party operators. As of December 31, 2016, it operated in 10 states, and its owned and leased properties are located in various parts of the United States.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Industry: Residential & Long Term Care
  • Sub-Industry: Health Care Facilities
  • Symbol: NYSEMKT:NHC
  • CUSIP: 63590610
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $984.18 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 15,195,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $62.64
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $67.66
  • 52 Week Range: $57.73 - $78.99
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.19
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 150.63
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $947.98 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.04
  • Book Value: $45.32 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.43
  • Annual Dividend: $1.80
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
  • EBITDA: $101.55 million
  • Net Margins: 4.41%
  • Return on Equity: 6.26%
  • Return on Assets: 3.89%
  • Average Volume: 33,633 shs.
  • Beta: 0.91
  • Short Ratio: 3.45

Frequently Asked Questions for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)

What is National HealthCare's stock symbol?

National HealthCare trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)MKT under the ticker symbol "NHC."

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

National HealthCare declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.48 per share on Friday, December 1st. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. View National HealthCare's Dividend History.

How will National HealthCare's stock buyback program work?

National HealthCare announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Wednesday, August 9th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $25,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were National HealthCare's earnings last quarter?

National HealthCare Co. (NYSEMKT:NHC) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August, 4th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm earned $239.46 million during the quarter. National HealthCare had a return on equity of 6.26% and a net margin of 4.41%. View National HealthCare's Earnings History.

When will National HealthCare make its next earnings announcement?

National HealthCare is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for National HealthCare.

Who are some of National HealthCare's key competitors?

Who are National HealthCare's key executives?

National HealthCare's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Michael Ussery, President, Chief Operating Officer
  • Stephen F. Flatt, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Brian F. Kidd, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Controller
  • B. Anderson Flatt, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • John K. Lines, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Jeffrey Russell Smith, Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  • Julia Williams Powell, Senior Vice President - Patient Services
  • Robert G. Adams, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • W. Andrew Adams, Director
  • J. Paul Abernathy M.D., Independent Director

How do I buy National HealthCare stock?

Shares of National HealthCare can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is National HealthCare's stock price today?

One share of National HealthCare stock can currently be purchased for approximately $64.77.

MarketBeat Community Rating for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT NHC)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  44 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  49 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  93
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about National HealthCare and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: No ratings tracked in the last 12 months.
Consensus Rating:N/A (Score: NaN)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Consensus Price Target History for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
Price Target History for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
Analysts' Ratings History for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/22/2016MacquarieUpgradeUnderperform -> OutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/18/2015 forward)


Earnings History for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
Earnings by Quarter for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
Earnings History by Quarter for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT NHC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/4/2017Q2 2017$0.70$239.46 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2017Q1 2017$0.84$239.24 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2017Q4 2016$0.91$238.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.71$216.60 million$224.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2015Q414$0.88$207.00 million$226.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.75$182.97 million$207.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$0.72$192.01 million$216.56 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q114$0.78$194.38 million$210.53 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2014Q413$1.04$193.98 million$206.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$1.28$189.31 million$195.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.54 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.43 EPS


Current Dividend Information for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
Next Dividend:12/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.80
Dividend Yield:2.78%
Payout Ratio:52.94% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
70.87% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
418.60% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)

Dividend History by Quarter for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT NHC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
Insider Trades by Quarter for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
Insider Trades by Quarter for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/28/2017Jeffrey Russell SmithSVPSell1,848$62.78$116,017.44View SEC Filing  
6/12/2017Jeffrey Russell SmithSVPSell4,000$72.78$291,120.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017Julia W PowellVPSell350$74.47$26,064.50View SEC Filing  
2/24/2017Julia W PowellVPSell1,080$74.43$80,384.40View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017Julia W PowellVPSell4,000$74.48$297,920.00View SEC Filing  
12/21/2016Ernest G. Burgess IIIDirectorSell8,000$77.57$620,560.00View SEC Filing  
12/7/2016James Paul AbernathyDirectorSell879$70.49$61,960.71View SEC Filing  
11/25/2016James Paul AbernathyDirectorSell1,000$70.00$70,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016James Paul AbernathyDirectorSell1,000$69.44$69,440.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2016David L LassiterInsiderSell2,704$64.50$174,408.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Health Corp NationalMajor ShareholderSell130,000$63.04$8,195,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2016David L. LassiterVPSell5,000$64.24$321,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016David L. LassiterVPSell8,000$64.50$516,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/30/2015James Paul AbernathyDirectorSell1,000$67.00$67,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015Stephen Fowler FlattPresidentSell1,000$65.55$65,550.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Ernest G Burgess IIIDirectorSell1,000$60.29$60,290.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Emil E HassanDirectorSell2,429$62.21$151,108.09View SEC Filing  
8/22/2014David L LassiterVPSell2,000$57.10$114,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Health Corp NationalMajor ShareholderSell125,000$55.96$6,995,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014David L LassiterVPSell5,000$54.73$273,650.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Emil E HassanDirectorSell2,000$55.08$110,160.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Emil E HassanDirectorSell2,149$55.12$118,452.88View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014David L LassiterVPSell4,000$49.99$199,960.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013David L LassiterVPSell1,000$49.88$49,880.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2013Julia W PowellVPSell1,531$50.15$76,779.65View SEC Filing  
11/7/2013Julia W PowellVPSell1,100$49.88$54,868.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2013James Paul AbernathyDirectorSell1,000$49.02$49,020.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2013Emil E HassanDirectorSell5,000$49.00$245,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013David L LassiterVPSell1,000$49.94$49,940.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2013Julia W PowellVPSell1,900$48.12$91,428.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Julia W PowellVPSell5,000$48.15$240,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2012Emil E HassanDirectorSell4,197$47.00$197,259.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
Latest Headlines for National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC)
DateHeadline logoNational HealthCare Corp. : NHC-US: Dividend Analysis : September 29th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 13, 2017 - October 14 at 6:07 AM logoETFs with exposure to National HealthCare Corp. : October 9, 2017 - October 9 at 3:46 PM logoTropical Storm Nate forms in Caribbean, may threaten Gulf Coast as hurricane - October 5 at 11:23 AM logoNational HealthCare Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NHC-US : October 3, 2017 - October 5 at 11:23 AM logoETFs with exposure to National HealthCare Corp. : September 25, 2017 - October 2 at 5:54 PM logoInsider Selling: National HealthCare Co. (NHC) SVP Sells 1,848 Shares of Stock - September 29 at 8:32 PM logoNational HealthCare Corp. :NHC-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 21, 2017 - September 22 at 11:02 AM logoAnchor Health Properties Acquires Two Medical Office Buildings In Greater San Diego Market - August 23 at 9:07 AM logoLincoln National (LNC) Launches i4LIFE to Benefit Retirees - August 23 at 9:07 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about National Healthcare Corp. - August 11 at 6:52 AM logoStock Repurchase Program Initiated by National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC) Board - August 9 at 11:04 AM logoNational HealthCare Co. (NYSEMKT:NHC) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - August 5 at 12:35 PM logoNational HealthCare Co. (NHC) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.48 - August 4 at 6:50 PM logoETFs with exposure to National HealthCare Corp. : July 24, 2017 - July 25 at 6:08 AM logoETFs with exposure to National HealthCare Corp. : July 14, 2017 - July 15 at 6:53 AM logoNational Healthcare declares $0.48 dividend - May 10 at 12:37 AM logoNHC Reports Year End Earnings - February 17 at 8:23 AM logoMental health advocates celebrate passage of 21st Century Cures Act - December 8 at 7:15 PM logoNATIONAL HEALTHCARE CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition - November 4 at 9:56 AM logoNATIONAL HEALTHCARE CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Regulation FD Disclosure, Fin - September 30 at 6:30 PM logoMurfreesboro-based health care company names new leaders - August 9 at 6:42 PM logoBRIEF-National Healthcare Q2 earnings per share $0.78 - August 5 at 9:30 AM logoNational HealthCare posts 2Q profit - August 5 at 9:30 AM



National HealthCare (NHC) Chart for Wednesday, October, 18, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/18/2017 by Staff

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