HealthSouth Corporation (HLS) CEO Sells $972875.00 in Stock

13 Août, 2017, 23:00 | Author: Marc Bacque

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,204,375 shares of the company's stock worth $308,419,000 after buying an additional 318,619 shares during the period. Washington Capital holds 0.54% of its portfolio in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) for 10,700 shares. Cumberland Partners Ltd owned approximately 0.91% of HealthSouth Corporation worth $39,503,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of HealthSouth Corporation during the first quarter valued at $324,000. Sit Investment Associates Inc bought 38,475 shares as the company's stock rose 9.48% with the market. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in shares of HealthSouth Corporation by 1.6% in the second quarter. Elkfork Partners LLC now owns 5,376 shares of the company's stock worth $230,000 after buying an additional 1,540 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of HealthSouth Corporation by 4.6% in the first quarter. The institutional investor held 42,050 shares of the hospital and nursing management company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $1.73M, up from 3,575 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its position in shares of HealthSouth Corporation by 4,377.7% in the first quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 4,302,756 shares of the company's stock valued at $208,253,000 after buying an additional 525,767 shares during the last quarter. Finally, NGAM Advisors L.P. increased its stake in shares of HealthSouth Corporation by 1.4% in the second quarter.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock.

At the present time, shares of HealthSouth Corporation (HLS) are worth at $43.63. The company has market cap of $2.37 billion. HealthSouth Corporation has a 12 month low of $36.97 and a 12 month high of $49.71. The company's 50-day moving average is $45.71 and its 200 day moving average is $44.16.

HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The value of the company's investment in HealthSouth Corporation went from $5,530,000 to $6,102,000 increasing 10.3% quarter to quarter. The firm had revenue of $981.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $976.46 million. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted to be $0.65 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $2.88. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period past year, the business posted $0.69 earnings per share.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. The dividend payment will be $0.250 per share for the quarter or $1.00 annualized. The ex-dividend date is set for Thursday the 29th of June 2017. The company exposed volatility of 2.19% over the past week and moving out to look at the previous month volatility move, the stock is at 1.67%. HealthSouth Corporation's payout ratio is now 35.29%.

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In Specialized Health Services Industry, HealthSouth Corporation (HLS) holds floating shares of 77.81 million and 89.35 million outstanding shares. Barclays PLC reissued an "underweight" rating and issued a $46.00 price target (up previously from $44.00) on shares of HealthSouth Corporation in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company.

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In related news, CEO Mark J. Tarr sold 22,625 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 995,082 shares of the company's stock worth $42,599,000 after buying an additional 972,859 shares during the last quarter. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 283,134 shares in the company, valued at $12,047,351.70.



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