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How to buy Select Medical stock

Learn how to easily invest in Select Medical stock.

Select Medical Holdings is a medical care facilities business based in the US. Select Medical shares (SEM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Select Medical employs 35,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.3 billion.

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Select Medical stock price (NYSE: SEM)

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Select Medical shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-18.
Latest market close$23.02
52-week range$21.17 - $36.41
50-day moving average $27.00
200-day moving average $25.42
Wall St. target price$35.40
PE ratio 15.1098
Dividend yield $0.5 (1.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.73

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Is it a good time to buy Select Medical stock?

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Select Medical price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $23.02 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-19) -12.44%
1 month (2022-08-26) -13.13%
3 months (2022-06-24) -5.89%
6 months (2022-03-25) -2.75%
1 year (2021-09-24) -35.34%
2 years (2020-09-25) 18.97%
3 years (2019-09-26) 38.67%
5 years (2017-09-26) 22.45%

Is Select Medical stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Select Medical's P/E ratio

Select Medical's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Select Medical shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

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

Select Medical's PEG ratio

Select Medical's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.37. 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 Select Medical's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Select Medical's EBITDA

Select Medical's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $630.1 million.

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

Select Medical financials

Revenue TTM $6.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.78%
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.43%
Return on equity TTM 17.41%
Profit margin 3.68%
Book value $8.00
Market capitalisation $3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Select Medical share dividends

29%

Dividend payout ratio: 28.74% of net profits

Recently Select Medical has paid out, on average, around 28.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Select Medical shareholders could enjoy a 1.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Select Medical's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

While Select Medical's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Select Medical may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Select Medical's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Select Medical share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Select Medical's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.1666 up to $36.4057. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SEM.US volatility(beta: 1.35)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 Select Medical's is 1.3468. This would suggest that Select Medical's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Select Medical overview

Select Medical Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates critical illness recovery hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and occupational health centers in the United States. The company's Critical Illness Recovery Hospital segment consists of hospitals that provide services for heart failure, infectious disease, respiratory failure and pulmonary disease, surgery requiring prolonged recovery, renal disease, neurological events, and trauma. Its Rehabilitation Hospital segment offers therapy and rehabilitation treatments, including rehabilitative services for brain and spinal cord injuries, strokes, amputations, neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, pediatric congenital or acquired disabilities, and cancer. The company's Outpatient Rehabilitation segment operates rehabilitation clinics that provide physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation programs and services; and specialized programs, such as functional programs for work related injuries, hand therapy, post-concussion rehabilitation, pediatric and cancer rehabilitation, and athletic training services. Its Concentra segment operates and provides occupational health centers and contract services at employer worksites that deliver occupational medicine, consumer health, physical therapy, and wellness services. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 104 critical illness recovery hospitals in 28 states; 30 rehabilitation hospitals in 12 states; 1,881 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 38 states and the District of Columbia; and 518 occupational health centers in 41 states, and 134 onsite clinics at employer worksites states. Select Medical Holdings Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Select Medical is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 19.446% of Select Medical shares are held by insiders and 85.444% by institutions.
How many people work for Select Medical?
Latest data suggests 35,900 work at Select Medical.
When does the fiscal year end for Select Medical?
Select Medical's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Select Medical based?
Select Medical's address is: 4714 Gettysburg Road, Mechanicsburg, PA, United States, 17055
What is Select Medical's ISIN number?
Select Medical's international securities identification number is: US81619Q1058
What is Select Medical's CUSIP number?
Select Medical's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 81619Q105

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