Encompass Health Corp (EHC) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.25 on April 16th

Encompass Health Corp (NYSE:EHC) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 23rd, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be paid a dividend of 0.25 per share on Monday, April 16th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th.

Shares of EHC stock opened at $56.13 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a current ratio of 1.36. The stock has a market cap of $5,585.10, a PE ratio of 20.94, a PEG ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.48. Encompass Health has a 1-year low of $41.30 and a 1-year high of $59.29.

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Encompass Health (NYSE:EHC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 26th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.02 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1 billion. Encompass Health had a net margin of 6.45% and a return on equity of 20.59%. sell-side analysts forecast that Encompass Health will post 3.36 earnings per share for the current year.

EHC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Bank of America raised shares of Encompass Health from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Encompass Health in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Encompass Health from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Encompass Health in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective (up previously from $54.00) on shares of Encompass Health in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Encompass Health has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $62.50.

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About Encompass Health

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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