Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Encompass Health Corp (EHC) Will Post Earnings of $0.92 Per Share

Brokerages expect Encompass Health Corp (NYSE:EHC) to post earnings of $0.92 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Encompass Health’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.87 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.96. Encompass Health posted earnings per share of $0.93 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 1.1%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, April 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Encompass Health will report full year earnings of $3.77 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.71 to $3.88. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $3.93 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.75 to $4.07. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Encompass Health.

EHC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. UBS Group initiated coverage on shares of Encompass Health in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $86.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Encompass Health from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Jefferies Financial Group assumed coverage on shares of Encompass Health in a report on Thursday, December 20th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, Barclays assumed coverage on shares of Encompass Health in a report on Friday, December 14th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $75.00 target price for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $74.88.

Shares of Encompass Health stock traded up $0.20 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $65.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 897,683 shares, compared to its average volume of 766,292. Encompass Health has a one year low of $50.63 and a one year high of $82.46. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.44 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.99, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.54.

Encompass Health Company Profile

Encompass Health Corporation provides facility-based and home-based post-acute healthcare services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Home Health and Hospice. The Inpatient Rehabilitation segment provides specialized rehabilitative treatment on an inpatient and outpatient basis to patients who are recovering from conditions, such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations.

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