National HealthCare Corporation (NHC): Price and Financial Metrics

National HealthCare Corporation (NHC)

Today's Latest Price: $62.74 USD

0.75 (1.21%)

Updated Dec 2 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 70 in Medical - Services

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NHC Stock Summary

  • National Healthcare Corp's stock had its IPO on January 20, 1987, making it an older stock than 92.17% of US equities in our set.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -22.36%, National Healthcare Corp's debt growth rate surpasses only 13.62% of about US stocks.
  • The volatility of National Healthcare Corp's share price is greater than that of just 3.76% 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 MRTN, FWRD, WERN, TPL, and MCY.
  • 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 $62.74 52-week high $89.11
Prev. close $61.99 52-week low $55.88
Day low $61.28 Volume 39,121
Day high $62.91 Avg. volume 46,644
50-day MA $64.81 Dividend yield 3.36%
200-day MA $65.92 Market Cap 963.62M

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:
$62.74$660.29 932%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for National Healthcare Corp. To summarize, we found that National Healthcare Corp ranked in the 85th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 936.83%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for NHC, they are:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 21.5; that's higher than 83.16% of US stocks in the Healthcare sector that have positive free cash flow.
  • National Healthcare Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than only 20.93% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • NHC's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than only 20.93% 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.

National HealthCare Corporation (NHC): Hedge Funds In Wait-and-See Mode

The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey have plowed through 821 13F filings that hedge funds and well-known value investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds' and investors' portfolio positions as of March 31st, a week after the market trough. Now, we are […]

Yahoo | July 4, 2020

NHC Announces Common Dividend

NHC BOD declares $0.52 dividend per common share.

Yahoo | May 11, 2020

These 4 Measures Indicate That National HealthCare (NYSEMKT:NHC) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well

Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously...

Yahoo | May 8, 2020

Was The Smart Money Right About National HealthCare Corporation (NHC)?

We hate to say this but, we told you so. On February 27th we published an article with the title Recession is Imminent: We Need A Travel Ban NOW and predicted a US recession when the S&P 500 Index was trading at the 3150 level. We also told you to short the market and buy […]

Yahoo | May 7, 2020

NHC Announces Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

NHC announces it will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders virtually.

Yahoo | April 24, 2020

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NHC Price Returns

1-mo -4.48%
3-mo 0.94%
6-mo -6.29%
1-year -23.08%
3-year 3.58%
5-year 9.85%
YTD -25.62%
2019 13.02%
2018 32.43%
2017 -17.90%
2016 26.12%
2015 0.92%

NHC Dividends

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