How to buy Encompass Health (EHC) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Encompass Health shares.

Encompass Health Corp (EHC) is a publicly traded medical care facilities business based in the US. In the week up to 26 September Encompass Health shares plunged 8.50% to a closing position of $46.96. However, over the last 12 months, Encompass Health's share price has risen by 33.82% from $60.86 (accounting for the 1 July 2022 split). Encompass Health is listed on the NYSE and employs 34,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Encompass Health

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: EHC in this case.
  5. Research Encompass Health shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Encompass Health shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 10x Encompass Health shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £3.68
£739.65 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.76
£748.74 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.36
£743.33 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.31
£755.28 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.74
£736.71 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £19.03
£755.00 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.68
£739.65 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £18.70
£754.67 total
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Encompass Health share price (NYSE:EHC)

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

Encompass Health price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $81.44

1 week (2022-09-22) 69.42%
1 month (2022-08-29) 64.46%
3 months (2022-06-29) 79.63%
6 months (2022-03-25) 50.77%
1 year (2021-09-29) 33.75%
2 years (2020-09-29) 62.54%
3 years (2019-09-27) 64.61%
5 years (2017-09-29) 120.96%

Is it a good time to buy Encompass Health stock?

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Encompass Health under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Encompass Health'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, Encompass Health 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.

EBITDA

Encompass Health's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $991.5 million (£896 million).

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

Encompass Health shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-02.
Open$81.25
High$81.9
Low$80.47
Close$81.44
Previous close$79.76
Change$1.68
Change %2.1063%
Volume727,672
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range$41.9236 - $60.6792
50-day moving average$50.7694
200-day moving average$51.2626
Wall St. target price$65.33
PE ratio14.5933
Dividend yield$1.12 (1.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.27

Encompass Health share dividends

1.3%

Dividend yield: 1.26% of stock value

1.3%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.26% of stock value

24.6%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.55% of net profits

Encompass Health has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.26% of its share value annually.

Encompass Health has paid out, on average, around 24.55% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Encompass Health's case, that would currently equate to about $1.12 per share.

While Encompass Health's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

Encompass Health's most recent dividend payout was on 17 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Encompass Health's shares have ranged in value from as little as $41.9236 up to $60.6792. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EHC.US volatility(beta: 0.91)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 Encompass Health's is 0.9113. This would suggest that Encompass Health's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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