Rothschild Asset Management Inc. Sells 4424 Shares of HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS)

Xavier Trudeau
Août 13, 2017

Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in HealthSouth Corporation by 2.2% in the first quarter. The Aviance Capital Management Llc holds 2,518 shares with $259,000 value, down from 5,609 last quarter.

Aviance Capital Management Llc increased First Trust Preferred Securiti (FPE) stake by 429,959 shares to 509,902 valued at $9.68M in 2016Q4. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of HealthSouth Corporation by 83.6% in the first quarter.

The company is trading down by -0.02 percent from yesterday's close. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. acquired a new position in shares of HealthSouth Corporation during the first quarter worth approximately $16,129,000. Sit Investment Associates Inc bought 38,475 shares as the company's stock rose 9.48% with the market. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. bought a new position in shares of HealthSouth Corporation during the first quarter worth $231,000.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Tiaa Cref Inv Management Llc holds 0.03% of its portfolio in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) for 1.13 million shares. HealthSouth Corporation has a 52-week low of $36.97 and a 52-week high of $49.71. The company has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion, a PE ratio of 15.89 and a beta of 0.61. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $46.56 and a 200 day moving average price of $44.10.

More notable recent HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Mackay Shields Llc Buys American Tower Corp, Healthsouth Corp, Wells Fargo ..." on July 13, 2017, also Forbes.com with their article: "Earnings Preview: What To Expect From HealthSouth On Monday" published on July 29, 2017, Bizjournals.com published: "Novant Health, HealthSouth name CEO for new Triad rehab hospital" on August 08, 2017. The company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $981.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $976.46 million. HealthSouth Corporation had a net margin of 6.70% and a return on equity of 25.07%. HealthSouth Corporation's quarterly revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.69 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that HealthSouth Corporation will post $2.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be issued a $0.25 dividend. Sentinel Asset Management has invested 0.28% in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date has been established as Thursday the 29th of June 2017. HealthSouth Corporation's dividend payout ratio is presently 35.29%.

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A number of research analysts have commented on HLS shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $53.00 target price on shares of HealthSouth Corporation in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. ValuEngine cut shares of HealthSouth Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Mizuho maintained the shares of HLS in report on Monday, July 10 with "Neutral" rating. HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) has risen 15.04% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. They set a "sector weight" rating for the company.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company.

Among 17 analysts covering Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. As of the end of the quarter Skba Capital Management LLC had sold a total of 160,720 shares trimming its holdings by 43.1%. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 283,134 shares of the company's stock, valued at $12,047,351.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Fmr Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 631,658 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

HealthSouth Corporation (HealthSouth) is a provider of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 35 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies.

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