National HealthCare Corporation ( NHC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.45 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2017. Shareholders who purchased NHC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that NHC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $77.02, the dividend yield is 2.34%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NHC was $77.02, representing a -2.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $78.75 and a 34.74% increase over the 52 week low of $57.16.
NHC is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ) and Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ). NHC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.41.
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