National HealthCare Corporation ( NHC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 28, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 01, 2015. Shareholders who purchased NHC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 17.65% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $62.82, the dividend yield is 2.55%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NHC was $62.82, representing a -5.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $66.50 and a 15.63% increase over the 52 week low of $54.33.
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 $3.11.