Encompass Health Corp (NYSE:EHC) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the six research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $62.33.
Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective (up from $61.00) on shares of Encompass Health in a research report on Friday, March 16th. ValuEngine raised shares of Encompass Health from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Craig Hallum reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective (up from $54.00) on shares of Encompass Health in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Bank of America raised shares of Encompass Health from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Mizuho began coverage on shares of Encompass Health in a report on Thursday, March 29th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $62.00 price target on the stock.
Shares of Encompass Health stock traded down $1.42 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $57.58. The company had a trading volume of 526,076 shares, compared to its average volume of 612,819. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,757.82, a P/E ratio of 20.86, a PEG ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 0.38. The company has a quick ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79. Encompass Health has a 12-month low of $42.21 and a 12-month high of $59.70.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Investors of record on Monday, April 2nd will be issued a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.74%. Encompass Health’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.23%.
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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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