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How to buy Encompass Health Corporation stock in Canada | $74.99

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Encompass Health Corporation
NYSE: EHC - USD
MEDICAL CARE FACILITIES
$76.87
+ $1.88 ( + 2.51%)

Encompass Health Corporation is a medical care facilities business based in the US. Encompass Health Corporation stocks (EHC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $79.76 – a decrease of 2.42% over the previous week. Encompass Health Corporation employs 43,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.9 billion.

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  5. Research Encompass Health Corporation stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
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Is it a good time to buy Encompass Health Corporation stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Encompass Health Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Encompass Health Corporation's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $74.99, which is 8.15% down on its pre-crash value of $81.64 and 56.20% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $48.01.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Encompass Health Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $648.91 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $971.87.

Encompass Health Corporation stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of EHC stocks over time.

Encompass Health Corporation stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-18.
Latest market close$74.99
52-week range$59.5515 - $89.3613
50-day moving average $79.1753
200-day moving average $81.675
Wall St. target price$101.09
PE ratio 19.7914
Dividend yield $1.12 (1.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.836

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Encompass Health Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $74.99

1 week (2021-09-15) -2.42%
1 month (2021-08-20) -3.54%
3 months (2021-06-22) -7.11%
6 months (2021-03-22) -5.61%
1 year (2020-09-22) 20.99%
2 years (2019-09-20) 16.72%
3 years (2018-09-21) -2.61%
5 years (2016-09-22) 81.75%

Is Encompass Health Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Encompass Health Corporation's P/E ratio

Encompass Health 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 20x. In other words, Encompass Health Corporation stocks trade at around 20x 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 stocks or simply that they're under-valued.

Encompass Health Corporation's EBITDA

Encompass Health Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1 billion.

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

Encompass Health Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.15%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.55%
Return on equity TTM 23.9%
Profit margin 7.83%
Book value $17.709
Market capitalisation USD$7.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Encompass Health Corporation stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "EHC.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.9 million Encompass Health Corporation stocks held short by investors – that's known as Encompass Health Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 6.9% down from 2.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Encompass Health Corporation stocks can be evaluated.

Encompass Health Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Encompass Health Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Encompass Health Corporation stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Encompass Health Corporation stocks traded daily (recently around 564408.23529412). Encompass Health Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.4. In other words for every 100,000 Encompass Health Corporation stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 3400 stocks are currently held short.

However Encompass Health Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Encompass Health Corporation stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Encompass Health Corporation stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Encompass Health Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Encompass Health Corporation stocks in existence, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0197% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Encompass Health Corporation stocks, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short).

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

Find out more about how you can short Encompass Health Corporation stock.

Encompass Health Corporation stock dividends

29%

Dividend payout ratio: 28.5% of net profits

Recently Encompass Health Corporation has paid out, on average, around 28.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Encompass Health Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Encompass Health Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.12 per share.

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

Encompass Health Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 15 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 30 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Encompass Health Corporation stocks ever split?

Encompass Health Corporation stocks were split on a 1:5 basis on 26 October 2006. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Encompass Health Corporation stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Encompass Health Corporation stocks which in turn could have impacted Encompass Health Corporation's stock price.

Encompass Health Corporation stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Encompass Health Corporation's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $59.5515 up to $89.3613. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EHC.US volatility(beta: 1.1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Encompass Health Corporation's is 1.101. This would suggest that Encompass Health Corporation's stocks are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Encompass Health Corporation overview

Encompass Health Corporation provides facility-based and home-based post-acute healthcare services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Home Health and Hospice. The Inpatient Rehabilitation segment provides specialized rehabilitative treatment on an inpatient and outpatient basis to patients who are recovering from conditions, such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations. The Home Health and Hospice segment provides home health and hospice services primarily in the Southeast and Texas. Its home health services include a range of Medicare-certified home nursing services to adult patients in need of care comprising skilled nursing, medical social work, and home health aide services, as well as physical, occupational, speech therapy, and others. This segment's hospice services comprise in-home services to terminally ill patients and their families to address patients' physical needs, including pain control and symptom management, and to provide emotional and spiritual support. As of June 14, 2021, it operated 140 hospitals, 250 home health locations, and 93 hospice locations in 42 states and Puerto Rico. The company was formerly known as HealthSouth Corporation and changed its name to Encompass Health Corporation in January 2018. Encompass Health Corporation was founded in 1983 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

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