National HealthCare Corporation (NHC): Price and Financial Metrics

National HealthCare Corporation (NHC)

Today's Latest Price: $61.68 USD

4.00 (-6.09%)

Updated Sep 21 6:40pm

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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 91.99% of US equities in our set.
  • For NHC, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by only 18.66% of US equities we're observing.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -28.36%, National Healthcare Corp's debt growth rate surpasses just 10.19% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to NHC, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are MRTN, TPL, MOV, TWIN, and JBLU.
  • NHC's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit National Healthcare Corp's official web site, go to
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NHC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $61.68 52-week high $89.11
Prev. close $65.68 52-week low $55.88
Day low $60.65 Volume 58,800
Day high $64.85 Avg. volume 50,938
50-day MA $62.86 Dividend yield 3.37%
200-day MA $71.28 Market Cap 947.22M

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:
$61.68$687.54 1015%

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 1020.33% on a DCF basis. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of National Healthcare Corp, consider:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 21.3 -- which is good for besting 86.32% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Healthcare sector with positive cash flow).
  • National Healthcare Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than merely 22.07% 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 merely 22.07% of tickers in our DCF set.

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

For other companies in the Healthcare that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as NHC, try ARGX, FVE, HCA, RHE, and MNK.

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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 (NYSEMKT:NHC) Share Prices Have Dropped 25% In The Last Year

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Yahoo | September 8, 2020

What You Need To Know About National HealthCare Corporation's (NYSEMKT:NHC) Investor Composition

If you want to know who really controls National HealthCare Corporation (NYSEMKT:NHC), then you'll have to look at the...

Yahoo | August 5, 2020

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

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)?

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Yahoo | May 7, 2020

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NHC Price Returns

1-mo -4.25%
3-mo 5.30%
6-mo -16.70%
1-year -23.82%
3-year 6.81%
5-year 11.81%
YTD -27.48%
2019 13.02%
2018 32.43%
2017 -17.90%
2016 26.12%
2015 0.92%

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