National HealthCare Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 10th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of 0.48 per share on Thursday, March 1st. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th.

Shares of National HealthCare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) opened at $61.77 on Wednesday. National HealthCare has a 12 month low of $57.73 and a 12 month high of $78.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $941.45, a P/E ratio of 19.30 and a beta of 0.39.

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

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded National HealthCare from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. ValuEngine cut National HealthCare from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd.

In other National HealthCare news, SVP Jeffrey Russell Smith sold 1,848 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.78, for a total value of $116,017.44. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 3,111 shares in the company, valued at approximately $195,308.58. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director James Paul Abernathy sold 800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.00, for a total value of $51,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 23,478 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,502,592. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 4,147 shares of company stock valued at $267,740 over the last quarter.

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About National HealthCare

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.

Dividend History for National HealthCare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC)

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