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Stock Highlights: Chemed Corp (NYSE: CHE)

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Chemed Corp trades as part of the healthcare sector and is in 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 0.92% with an open at 324.34 and a close of 327.44. It reached an intraday high of 328.91 and a low of 324.07.

Business Wire:  Chemed To Report First-Quarter 2019 Earnings April 29, Related Conference Call To Be Held On April 30

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $5.2b with 15.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 15.3m shares. Trading volume reached 63,246 shares compared to its average volume of 118,231 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 1.15% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.64%. Over three months, it changed 15.27%. In one year it has changed 14.76% and within that year its 52-week high was 335.99 and its 52-week low was 260.03. CHE stock is 25.92% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 310.11 and a 50 day moving average of 320.74. Currently CHE stock is trading 5.59% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  Chemed To Report First-Quarter 2019 Earnings April 29, Related Conference Call To Be Held On April 30

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 12.24 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 26.75. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 2.98. The TTM EPS is 11.95, which comes to a TTM PE of 27.40. Historically, the PE high was 57.70 and the PE low was 17.50. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 209.13, which is a decrease of -36.13%.

The dividend per share is currently 1.20, which is a dividend yield of 0.37%. Also, the payout ratio is 10.04%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 752.59, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 56.49%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.80% of insider ownership and 137.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 245,293, which is 1.54% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.78. 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 36.33%, return on assets is 21.69%, profit margin is 11.95%, price-to-sales is 3.85 and price-to-book is 8.74.

Company Scores:

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

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John Jones
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