Stock in Focus: Encompass Health Corporation (EHC)

Company Profile:

Encompass Health Corporation provides facility-based and home-based post-acute healthcare services in the United States. As of June 15, 2020, Encompass Health Corporation operated 136 hospitals, 245 home health locations, and 83 hospice locations in 39 states and Puerto Rico. The company was formerly known as HealthSouth Corporation and changed its name to Encompass Health Corporation in January 2018. Encompass Health Corporation was founded in 1983 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Recent News:

The company will report results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2021, after the market closes on July 27, 2021. The Company will host an investor conference call at 10 a.m. ET on July 28, 2021, to discuss its results.

On June 21, 2021, the company announced that Barbara A. Jacobsmeyer, President, Inpatient Hospitals, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Home Health and Hospice, effective immediately.

Its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.28 per share, payable on July 15, 2021, to holders of record on July 1, 2021.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

EHC’s strengths can be seen in its better growth and better profitability compared with its peers. Its revenue has increased in recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator. The RSI stands at 49.04 with positive bias. We rate Encompass Health Corporation (EHC) a STRONG BUY.

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