HealthSouth Corp (HLS) Issues FY14 Earnings Guidance
HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) updated its FY14 earnings guidance on Monday. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.25-2.31 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.92, American Banking News.com reports.
On a related note, analysts at Mizuho reiterated a buy rating on shares of HealthSouth Corp in a research note on Tuesday, April 29th. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $38.51.
Shares of HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) traded up 1.21% on Monday, hitting $37.64. The stock had a trading volume of 501,354 shares. HealthSouth Corp has a 1-year low of $29.82 and a 1-year high of $38.38. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $36.33 and a 200-day moving average of $34.24. The company has a market cap of $3.316 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.33.
HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 28th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $604.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $588.94 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that HealthSouth Corp will post $1.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.23%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 29th. This is a boost from HealthSouth Corp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18.
HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) is an owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals.
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