National HealthCare Corporation (NHC): Price and Financial Metrics

National HealthCare Corporation (NHC): $73.84

1.17 (+1.61%)

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  • Stability is the dimension where NHC ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.7% of US stocks.
  • NHC's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 206 days.
  • NHC ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 53rd percentile.

NHC Stock Summary

  • NHC's went public 34.34 years ago, making it older than 92.11% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Over the past twelve months, NHC has reported earnings growth of 360.54%, putting it ahead of 94.73% of US stocks in our set.
  • The volatility of National Healthcare Corp's share price is greater than that of just 8.14% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to National Healthcare Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be ETH, HOLI, KELYA, WERN, and MRTN.
  • Visit NHC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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NHC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $73.84 52-week high $79.73
Prev. close $72.67 52-week low $57.65
Day low $71.84 Volume 33,500
Day high $74.16 Avg. volume 35,367
50-day MA $74.00 Dividend yield 2.86%
200-day MA $67.85 Market Cap 1.14B

National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) Company Bio

National Healthcare Corp. operates, manages, or provides services to skilled nursing facilities and associated assisted living centers, retirement centers, and home health care programs. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

NHC Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$73.84$386.79 439%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for National Healthcare Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that National Healthcare Corp ranked in the 84th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 441.5% on a DCF basis. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for NHC, they are:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 38.39; that's higher than 87.39% of US stocks in the Healthcare sector that have positive free cash flow.
  • National Healthcare Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than merely 21.88% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • NHC's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than merely 21.88% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

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Latest NHC News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about National Healthcare Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate NHC as an investment opportunity.

NHC Announces Common Dividend

NHC board of directors declares quarterly common dividend.

Yahoo | May 6, 2021

Most Shareholders Will Probably Agree With National HealthCare Corporation's (NYSEMKT:NHC) CEO Compensation

Shareholders may be wondering what CEO Steve Flatt plans to do to improve the less than great performance at National...

Yahoo | May 1, 2021

National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC) Will Will Want To Turn Around Its Return Trends

There are a few key trends to look for if we want to identify the next multi-bagger. Firstly, we'll want to see a...

Yahoo | April 14, 2021

Maryland Heights Center for Cognitive Disorders Breaks Ground

Construction has started on the Maryland Heights Center for Cognitive Disorders.

Yahoo | March 23, 2021

National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC) Shareholders Booked A 25% Gain In The Last Three Years

Low-cost index funds make it easy to achieve average market returns. But if you invest in individual stocks, some are...

Yahoo | March 9, 2021

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NHC Price Returns

1-mo 1.00%
3-mo 13.61%
6-mo 13.23%
1-year 17.38%
3-year 23.73%
5-year 35.86%
YTD 11.95%
2020 -20.66%
2019 13.02%
2018 32.43%
2017 -17.90%
2016 26.12%

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