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How to buy Chemed Corporation stock | $538.71

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Chemed Corporation is a medical care facilities business based in the US. Chemed Corporation shares (CHE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Chemed Corporation employs 16,641 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Chemed Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Chemed Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CHE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Chemed Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$538.71, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Chemed Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Chemed Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Chemed Corporation share price

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Chemed Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$538.71
52-week rangeUSD$329.3384 - USD$543.81
50-day moving average USD$490.658
200-day moving average USD$484.6296
Wall St. target priceUSD$565
PE ratio 32.5553
Dividend yield USD$1.36 (0.25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$16.487

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Is it a good time to buy Chemed Corporation stock?

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Chemed Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $538.71 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-15) 1.80%
1 month (2020-12-23) 0.33%
3 months (2020-10-22) 10.34%
6 months (2020-07-22) 13.73%
1 year (2020-01-22) 12.16%
2 years (2019-01-22) 89.40%
3 years (2018-01-22) 101.36%
5 years (2016-01-22) 284.05%

Is Chemed Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Chemed Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Chemed Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Chemed Corporation's P/E ratio

Chemed Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Chemed Corporation shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Chemed Corporation's PEG ratio

Chemed Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7717. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Chemed Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Chemed Corporation's EBITDA

Chemed Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$351.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Chemed Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Chemed Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.49%
Gross profit TTM USD$617.4 million
Return on assets TTM 14.41%
Return on equity TTM 36.82%
Profit margin 13.11%
Book value $50.239
Market capitalisation USD$8.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Chemed Corporation shares

There are currently 181,109 Chemed Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Chemed Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 36.7% up from 132,484 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Chemed Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Chemed Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Chemed Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Chemed Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Chemed Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 81949.773755656). Chemed Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.21. In other words for every 100,000 Chemed Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2210 shares are currently held short.

However Chemed Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Chemed Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Chemed Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Chemed Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Chemed Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0133% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Chemed Corporation shares, roughly 13 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Chemed Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Chemed Corporation stock.

Chemed Corporation share dividends

8%

Dividend payout ratio: 7.69% of net profits

Recently Chemed Corporation has paid out, on average, around 7.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Chemed Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Chemed Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.36 per share.

While Chemed Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Chemed Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Chemed Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 7 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Chemed Corporation's shares ever split?

Chemed Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 May 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Chemed Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Chemed Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Chemed Corporation's share price.

Chemed Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chemed Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $329.3384 up to $543.81. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHE.US volatility(beta: 0.54)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Chemed Corporation's is 0.5396. This would suggest that Chemed Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Chemed Corporation overview

Chemed Corporation provides hospice and palliative care services to patients through a network of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy, and volunteers in the United States. It operates in two segments, VITAS and Roto-Rooter. The company also offers plumbing, drain cleaning, water restoration, and other related services to residential and commercial customers through company-owned branches and independent contractors, and franchised locations. The company was incorporated in 1970 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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