Chemed Corp. (NYSE:CHE) VP Naomi C. Dallob sold 750 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $222.09, for a total transaction of $166,567.50. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 9,097 shares in the company, valued at $2,020,352.73. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Chemed Corp. (CHE) traded down 0.06% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $223.30. 79,084 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $202.61 and its 200-day moving average price is $200.42. The stock has a market cap of $3.57 billion, a P/E ratio of 55.40 and a beta of 1.13. Chemed Corp. has a 52-week low of $132.92 and a 52-week high of $233.50.

Chemed Corp. (NYSE:CHE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $2.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.00 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $417.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $414.34 million. Chemed Corp. had a return on equity of 27.69% and a net margin of 4.62%. The firm’s revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.73 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Chemed Corp. will post $8.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on CHE. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Chemed Corp. in a report on Friday, October 27th. TheStreet raised shares of Chemed Corp. from a “c+” rating to an “a-” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price target on shares of Chemed Corp. to $232.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Tuesday. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. increased their price target on shares of Chemed Corp. from $220.00 to $225.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Chemed Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Chemed Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $224.33.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Acrospire Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Chemed Corp. during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Pacad Investment Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Chemed Corp. by 250.0% during the 2nd quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $143,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period. IFP Advisors Inc grew its stake in shares of Chemed Corp. by 1,504.5% during the 3rd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 706 shares of the company’s stock valued at $143,000 after acquiring an additional 662 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in shares of Chemed Corp. by 12.8% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 731 shares of the company’s stock valued at $150,000 after acquiring an additional 83 shares during the period. Finally, MCF Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Chemed Corp. during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $152,000. Institutional investors own 97.24% of the company’s stock.

Chemed Corp. Company Profile

Chemed Corporation purchases, operates and divests subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. The Company operates through two segments: the VITAS segment (VITAS) and the Roto-Rooter segment (Roto-Rooter). The Company’s VITAS provides hospice and palliative care services to its patients through a network of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy and volunteers.

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