EHC News and Headlines - Encompass Health Corp

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The stock of Encompass Health (NYSE:EHC, 30-year Financials) is believed to be modestly overvalued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus' estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value Line,

0 Views    GF Value    2021-03-31 12:12
Activist firm reduces stake in IT company that is being acquired

Investment firm Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed earlier this week it trimmed its stake in Perspecta Inc. (PRSP) by 18.74%.

Taking a value-oriented, event-driven approach to picking stocks, the New York-based firm founded in 2001 by Barry Rosenstein often enters activist positions in order to help unlock value for shareholders.

Having previously reduced the position by 29.66% in January, GuruFocus Real-Time Picks, a Premium feature, showed the activist firm divested of another 2.01 million shares of the Chantilly, Virginia-based company on March 2, impacting the equity portfolio by -3.96%. The stock traded for an average price

166 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2021-03-16 16:35
Event-driven investment firm releases quarterly portfolio

Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio), a New York-based investment firm, disclosed last week that its top four trades during the fourth quarter of 2020 featured new holdings in Laboratory Corp of America Holdings (LH) and Treehouse Foods Inc. (THS), a position boost in Encompass Health Corp. (EHC) and the closure of its position in Calloway Golf Co. (ELY).

Barry Rosenstein founded Jana in 2001, establishing the firm as an event-driven investment vehicle that seeks long-term capital in undervalued stocks in which a catalyst event unlocks value for shareholders. Jana invests in both long and short positions and sometimes

298 Views    James Li    2021-02-25 19:35
Activist firm reveals new stake in Encompass Health, 2 other stocks

Investment firm Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed its third-quarter portfolio earlier this month.

Founded in 2001 by Barry Rosenstein, the New York-based firm takes a value-oriented, event-driven approach to picking stocks, often entering activist positions in order to help unlock value for shareholders.

Keeping its criteria in mind, the firm entered three new positions during the quarter, sold out of two stocks and added to or trimmed a number of other existing holdings. Notable trades included a new investment in Encompass Health Corp. (EHC), the sale of Hillenbrand Inc. (HI) and Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA) as

218 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-11-30 21:10
Their earnings yields beat the monthly spot rate on 20-Year high-quality market corporate bonds

Choosing stocks that more than double the earnings return that 20-year high-quality corporate bonds offer increases the chance of unearthing value opportunities. Holders of these bonds, which represent corporate loans issued by triple-A, double-A and single-A-rated companies, are currently rewarded with a 3.35% monthly spot rate.

The following stocks give earnings returns of more than 6.7% and have price-earnings ratios standing below 14.92.

Norfolk Southern

Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) were trading at a price of $130.84 per unit at close on Wednesday for a market capitalization of $33.74 billion.

The Norfolk, Virginia-based provider of railroad transportation of raw

65 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-03-19 15:31
Details the CEO buys this past week for the following companies: Encompass Health, Bunge, Qurate Retail, American Assets Trust and Hexcel

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week.

Encompass Health

Encompass Health Corp. (EHC) CEO and President of Home Health April Kaye Bullock Anthony bought 165,000 shares during the past week at the average price of $60.04.

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Encompass Health provides post-acute healthcare services in the United States through a network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. It operates in two segments: inpatient rehabilitation and home health and hospice. The inpatient rehabilitation segment contributes the majority of the firm's revenue and provides specialized rehabilitative

69 Views    Joy Hu    2020-03-16 13:49
It is good to be boring in the investment world

2004 certainly will be remembered as one of the most dynamic periods in Chemed’s 33-year history. In the last twelve months, we raised over $435 million in capital, took our 37% ownership of VITAS to 100%, finalized the reengineering of Roto-Rooter’s operational infrastructure and entered into an agreement to divest our Service America operation. The end result of these changes was to deliver exceptional revenue, earnings and cash flow growth in 2004. The outlook for Chemed in terms of future opportunity and financial performance has never looked better.

- Chemed 2004 Annual Report

Although founded in 1970, Cincinnati-based

182 Views    Steven CHEN    2019-11-27 17:38
Fund makes few buys, sells out of its second-largest holding

The Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) recently posted its third-quarter portfolio update. During the quarter, the mutual fund’s most significant sale was Allergan PLC (AGN). The fund’s new positions include Genmab A/S (GMAB) and Encompass Health Corp (EHC).

Founded 25 years ago, the Vanguard Health Care Fund offers investors exposure to the domestic and international health care industries. It aims to reduce the cost of investing through keeping turnover low and through geographic diversification. Due to its narrow focus on stocks related to health care, the fund’s website advises keeping a long-term perspective and only investing

220 Views    Margaret Moran    2019-11-05 23:16
HCA Healthcare tops the list

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following health care stocks are popular among guru investors.

Nineteen gurus are invested in HCA Healthcare Inc. (HCA). The company, which operates general acute care hospitals and rehabilitation centers, has a market cap of $47.12 billion. Its revenue of $45.21 billion has increased 6.30% over a 10-year period.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.13. As of Wednesday, the share price of $136 is 7.40% below its 52-week high and 81.09% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a

108 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-10-17 19:58

Traditional methods for brain access and retraction have not changed in about 50 years. The standard of care for deep incision neurosurgery uses an archaic blade retractor which puts pressure on the brain tissue and causes damage. Vycor (VYCO) has developed and now commercialized two FDA-approved medical devices that address a $700M and $2B+ unmet need, respectively. I believe that 2015 will prove to be an inflection point for the company as two prospective partnerships will accelerate product adoption thus resulting to top line expansion.

ViewSite Brain Access System (VBAS)

Vycor’s VBAS is a FDA-cleared tubular retractor device that

593 Views    Last Financier    2014-12-05 15:07

I found an interesting portfolio investing idea: Invest in stocks that spend a huge amount of money to support political campaigns.

It's no wonder that corporations have a huge interest in spending money for politics: Each dollar should create a return of 220 bucks in the future. That's a pretty good investment in my view.

I'm no social guy and have no thoughts in my mind how governments work, but stocks that have spent huge amounts for lobbying as a percentage of total assets have performed very well in the past.

Stocks that lobby Washington beat the Street by a

453 Views    Dividend    2014-11-21 16:38

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Below are several companies building long-term wealth for their shareholders with increased dividends:

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) operates as a science and technology

905 Views    Dividends4Life    2014-07-28 13:41
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885 Views    Monica Wolfe    2013-12-07 17:59
You know that I am a conservative investor and try to minimize my risk. This strategy is necessary if you have a larger amount of money to take care of or you begin to cry when you lose 10 percent on your book value. The second disadvantage is that you lose performance in a strong up moving market. Since 2009, there were nearly no bigger corrections at the market but with low beta and safe haven stocks, your performance would be only half of the return from the markets. What you need to get a push for your portfolio is
991 Views    Dividend    2013-08-02 14:22
This is the weekly highlight of CEO Buys. Companies for the week of November 9 th, 2008 : City National Corp, Thomas Properties Group Inc, Juniper Networks Inc, and Healthsouth Corp. [b]City National Corp. (CYN): President and CEO, Director, 10% Owner Russell D Goldsmith Bought 1,250,000 Shares [/b] President and CEO, Director, 10% Owner of City National Corp. (CYN) Russell D Goldsmith bought 1,250,000 shares on 11/13/2008 at an average price of $42.54. City National Corporation conducts its operations through its primary subsidiary City National Bank. The company has a market cap of $2.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.48
3798 Views    gurufocus    2008-11-17 03:05

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