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NHC Ex-Dividend Reminder - 9/28/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, September 26, 11:28 AM ET
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On 9/28/11, National Healthcare Corp. (AMEX:NHC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.30, payable on 12/1/11. As a percentage of NHC's recent stock price of $33.37, this dividend works out to approximately 0.90%.

Below is a dividend history chart for NHC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.30 declared by National Healthcare Corp.:

NHC Dividend History
Date Div*
06/28/11 0.300
03/29/11 0.280
12/29/10 0.280
09/28/10 0.280
06/28/10 0.280
03/29/10 0.260
12/29/09 0.260
09/28/09 0.260
06/26/09 0.260
03/27/09 0.240
12/29/08 0.240
09/26/08 0.240
06/26/08 0.240
03/27/08 0.210
12/27/07 0.210
09/26/07 0.210
06/27/07 0.210
03/28/07 0.180
12/27/06 0.180
09/27/06 0.180
06/28/06 0.180
03/29/06 0.150
12/28/05 0.150
09/28/05 0.150
06/28/05 0.150
03/29/05 0.125
12/29/04 0.125
09/28/04 0.125
06/28/04 0.125
04/28/04 0.125
01/05/98 17.000
11/26/97 0.600
09/26/97 0.600
06/26/97 0.600
03/26/97 0.600
12/27/96 0.600
09/26/96 0.520
06/26/96 0.520
03/27/96 0.520
12/27/95 0.520
09/27/95 0.520
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from NHC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.60% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

NHC operates in the Hospital & Medical Practitioners sector, among companies like Magellan Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGLN) which is down about 0.2% today, and HealthSouth Corp. (NYSE:HLS) trading lower by about 0.5%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of NHC, versus MGLN and HLS.

NHC,MGLN,HLS Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, National Healthcare Corp. shares are currently up about 0.8% on the day.


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