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