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Financial Strength : 6/10

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Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Preferred stocks of National Healthcare Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
NHC.PR.A0.005.41

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Dividend Yield 5.41
NHC.PR.A's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NHC.PR.A: 5.41 )
NHC.PR.A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 5.41

Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.41
NHC.PR.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. NHC.PR.A: 5.41 )
NHC.PR.A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 5.41

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Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Long-Term Care Facilities
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National Healthcare Corp began business in 1971. It was incorporated as a Delaware Corporation in 1997 when it changed from partnership form to corporate form. The Company's main business is the operation of long-term health care centers with associated assisted living and independent living centers. The Company's business activities include providing subacute skilled and intermediate nursing and rehabilitative care, senior living services, home health care services, management services, hospice services, accounting and financial services and insurance services. It operates in 11 states, and its owned and leased properties are located mainly in the southeastern United States. It operates specialized care units within certain of its healthcare centers such as Alzheimer's disease care units, sub-acute nursing units and a number of in-house pharmacies. Similar specialty units are under consideration at a number of its centers, as well as free standing projects. Health care services it provides include a comprehensive range of services. The most significant portion of its business and the base for its other long-term health care services is the operation of its skilled nursing centers. In its centers, experienced medical professionals provide medical services prescribed by physicians. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants provide comprehensive, individualized nursing care 24 hours a day. In addition, its centers provide licensed therapy services, quality nutrition services, social services, activities, and housekeeping and laundry services. It provides therapy services through Professional Health Services, a division of NHC. The Company's licensed therapists provide physical, speech, respiratory and occupational therapy for patients recovering from strokes, heart attacks, orthopedic conditions, neurological illnesses, or other illnesses, injuries or disabilities. All of its long-term care centers participate in the Medicare program, and it has expanded its range of offerings by the creation of center-specific medical specialty units such as its Alzheimer's disease care units and subacute nursing units. The Company's assisted living centers are dedicated to providing personal care services and assistance with general activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, meal preparation and medication management. It performs resident assessments to determine what services are desired or required and its qualified staff encourages residents to participate in a range of activities. It owns or leases 13 and manages 4 assisted living centers. Of these 17 centers, 11 are located within the physical structure of a skilled nursing center or retirement center and 6 are freestanding. The Company's four owned or leased and two managed retirement centers offer specially designed residential units for the active and ambulatory elderly and provide various ancillary services for its residents, including resta

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