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Recent Trend: Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC)

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Encompass Health Corporation is part of the health care providers industry and is part of the healthcare sector. The company CEO is Mark J. Tarr. Encompass Health Corp, formerly Healthsouth Corp provides post-acute healthcare services in the US through a network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health and hospice agencies. It operates Inpatient Rehabilitation and Home Health and Hospice.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The EHC stock showed a previous change of 1.03% with an open at 61.54 and a close of 61.70. It reached an intraday high of 62.28 and a low of 61.09.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $6.1b with 98.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 93.8m shares. Trading volume reached 539,834 shares compared to its average volume of 669,704 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Encompass Health Corporation shares returned 4.07% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -14.31%. Over three months, it changed -21.04%. In one year it has changed 26.89% and within that year its 52-week high was 82.46 and its 52-week low was 49.17. EHC stock is 25.48% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 68.86 and a 50 day moving average of 70.39. Currently EHC stock is trading -10.39% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.68 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 23.02. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.79. The TTM EPS is 0.00, which comes to a TTM PE of 0.00.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.91
06-30-2018:  0.99
03-31-2018:  0.93
12-31-2017:  0.70

The dividend per share is currently 1.08, which is a dividend yield of 1.75%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 86.26, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 28.47%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 5.30% of insider ownership and 138.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 2,615,233, which is 2.64% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 4.57. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.78

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 26.37%, return on assets is 6.46%, profit margin is 9.86%, price-to-sales is 1.44 and price-to-book is 4.60.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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