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Technicals and Fundamentals: Chemed Corp (NYSE: CHE)


Chemed Corp trades as part of the healthcare sector and trades as part of the health care providers industry. The company CEO is Kevin J. Mcnamara. Chemed Corp through its subsidiaries, provides hospice and palliative care services to its patients through a network of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy and volunteers and also plumbing and drain cleaning services.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CHE stock showed a previous change of 0.27% with an open at 302.12 and a close of 303.26. It reached an intraday high of 305.32 and a low of 301.35.

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The stock has a market cap of $4.9b with 16.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 15.4m shares. Trading volume reached 214,271 shares compared to its average volume of 117,465 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Chemed Corp shares returned -1.29% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.64%. Over three months, it changed -3.09%. In one year it has changed 20.50% and within that year its 52-week high was 335.99 and its 52-week low was 243.95. CHE stock is 24.31% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 310.00 and a 50 day moving average of 290.68. Currently CHE stock is trading -2.17% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 5.82 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 52.11. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 3.27. The TTM EPS is 11.36, which comes to a TTM PE of 26.70. Historically, the PE high was 52.11 and the PE low was 13.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 152.20, which is a decrease of -49.81%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  3.07
06-30-2018:  2.81
03-31-2018:  2.72
12-31-2017:  2.76

The dividend per share is currently 1.20, which is a dividend yield of 0.40%. Also, the payout ratio is 10.56%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 54.74, which means it may be overvalued by -453.98%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.90% of insider ownership and 138.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 282,368, which is 1.76% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.25. 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 1.20

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 39.35%, return on assets is 21.95%, profit margin is 11.43%, price-to-sales is 3.66 and price-to-book is 8.52.

Company Scores:

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

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.