SG Americas Securities LLC Acquires Shares of 8,164 National HealthCare Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC)

SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of National HealthCare Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund purchased 8,164 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $571,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ellsworth Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of National HealthCare by 5.2% in the third quarter. Ellsworth Advisors LLC now owns 6,576 shares of the company’s stock valued at $460,000 after acquiring an additional 324 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of National HealthCare by 1.3% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 752,876 shares of the company’s stock valued at $52,626,000 after acquiring an additional 9,653 shares in the last quarter. Dean Investment Associates LLC grew its holdings in shares of National HealthCare by 12.8% in the second quarter. Dean Investment Associates LLC now owns 38,002 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,656,000 after acquiring an additional 4,307 shares in the last quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL grew its holdings in shares of National HealthCare by 22.3% in the second quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $804,000 after acquiring an additional 2,100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. grew its holdings in shares of National HealthCare by 0.9% in the second quarter. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. now owns 108,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,584,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. 45.03% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

NHC stock opened at $68.53 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.06 billion, a PE ratio of 18.35 and a beta of 0.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a current ratio of 1.65 and a quick ratio of 1.61. National HealthCare Co. has a 12-month low of $62.56 and a 12-month high of $79.73.

National HealthCare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 5th. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter. National HealthCare had a return on equity of 6.76% and a net margin of 14.31%. The business had revenue of $276.74 million during the quarter.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.55 per share. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.21%. This is a positive change from National HealthCare’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.52. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 30th. National HealthCare’s dividend payout ratio is 22.56%.

About National HealthCare

National HealthCare Corp. engages in the provision of nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities and homecare programs. It provides sub and post-acute nursing care, intermediate nursing care, rehabilitative care, senior living services and home health care services.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for National HealthCare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC)

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