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Is Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM) The Best Stock To Invest In?

After Hours

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Select Medical Holdings Corporation (SEM) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.44, or 1.90%, to $23.61. The Select Medical Holdings Corporation has recorded 25,722 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Select Medical Holdings Corporation Announces Results For Its Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2023 and Cash Dividend.

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Stocks Info

Select Medical Holdings Corporation is listed on the NYSE in the Healthcare sector while operating in the Medical Care Facilities industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $23.17 and fluctuated between $23.25 as its day high and $22.60 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Select Medical Holdings Corporation is $2.97B. A total of 0.54 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 541.95K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, SEM has seen 0 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 69,851 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 29 BUYs and 24 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,765,203 shares during that period but sold 3,143,196.

In the most recent transaction, ORTENZIO ROBERT A sold 50,000 shares of SEM for 26.82 per share on Sep 08. After the transaction, the EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN now owns 7,039,668 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 08, ORTENZIO ROBERT A sold 50,000 shares at 29.52 per share. SEM shares that EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN owns now total 7,089,668.

Among the insiders who sold shares, ORTENZIO ROBERT A disposed of 50,000 shares on Jul 10 at a per-share price of $30.36. This resulted in the EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN holding 6,889,668 shares of SEM after the transaction. In another insider transaction, ORTENZIO ROBERT A sold 100,000 shares at $32.00 per share on Jun 29. Company shares held by the EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN now total 1,279,000.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Select Medical Holdings Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.25, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.08%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.19. SEM’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/14/2023 when it declared a $0.1250 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 11/28/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/1/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/14/2023. The SEM stock dividend was $0.1250 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SEM in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $33.75 with high estimates of $39.00 and low estimates of $29.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SEM has a high of $33.51 and a low of $21.28.

As of this writing, SEM has an earnings estimate of $0.35 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.39 per share and a lower estimate of $0.32. The company reported an EPS of $0.61 in the last quarter, which was 27.10% higher than expectations of $0.48.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. SEM’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $74.31M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $4.72B in debt and $1.27B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $9.88, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.33B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for SEM is Buy with a score of 4.67.

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