HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) Given Price Target Of $47.125


As per HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS)’s news release on 2016-07-21, its shareholders will get cash dividend of $0.24 per share. The recent press release updated on the record date and payout date, which stands at 2016-10-03 and 2016-10-17, respectively.

The stock will commence trading ex-dividend from 2016-09-29, until, which the shareholders are compelled to keep the holdings so as to qualify for the dividend. Evaluating the dividend distribution mode, it was noted that last year HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) disbursed $0.24 in dividend compared to distribution of $0.24, a year ago.

It highlights a sharp difference in cash payouts of the two years. This shows a major deviation of 12.8205%.

Analyst Perspective

The sell-side market professionals who track the firm’s financial and technical parameters have estimated HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) to attain a price target of $47.125. It is an average estimate figure given by 8 analysts tracking the stock. The estimates disclosed that the stock can move up on the chart and hit a high of $54. The low price range is set at $37 for next year while the arithmetic mean is seen at 2.11.

Eyeing Earnings HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) is likely to post quarterly numbers around 2016-10-26 for the quarter ending 2016-09-30. The quarterly EPS projection is set at $0.6 for the period ending on 2016-09-30.

In last quarter ended 2015-12-31, HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) earnings came at $0.69 suggesting a deviation of $0.09. The brokerages targeted EPS of $0.6 for the quarter.

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