Encompass Health Corporation ( EHC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 31, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.27 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased EHC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $61.56, the dividend yield is 1.75%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EHC was $61.56, representing a -25.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $82.46 and a 25.2% increase over the 52 week low of $49.17.
EHC is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as HCA Healthcare, Inc. ( HCA ) and Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ). EHC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.26. Zacks Investment Research reports EHC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 30.92%, compared to an industry average of 6.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to EHC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EHC as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX ( FXH )
- First Trust Mid Cap US Equity Select ETF ( RNMC )
- iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Small-Cap ETF ( SMLF )
- John Hancock Multifactor Small Cap ETF ( JHSC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FXH with an decrease of -13.81% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of EHC at 2.32%.
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