National HealthCare Corporation ( NHC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2019. 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 $77.35, the dividend yield is 2.59%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NHC was $77.35, representing a -8.89% decrease from the 52 week high of $84.90 and a 35.7% increase over the 52 week low of $57.
NHC is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as HCA Healthcare, Inc. ( HCA ) and Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ). NHC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.09.
Interested in gaining exposure to NHC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NHC as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Small Cap US Equity Select ETF ( RNSC )
- SPDR SSGA US Small Cap Low Volatility Index ETF ( SMLV )
- Xtrackers Russell 2000 Comprehensive Factor ETF ( DESC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SMLV with an decrease of -14.99% over the last 100 days. RNSC has the highest percent weighting of NHC at 2.41%.
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