What Should Investors Know About Encompass Health (EHC) Stock?

We're taking a closer look at Encompass Health today, as the chatter surrounding the stock has increased notably in the last few weeks. Today, its shares moved 1.5% compared to -0.8% for the S&P 500. Increased investor interest and volatility surrounding the stock are not reason enough to buy in — you should first perform your own due diligence. Here are some figures that can get you started:

  • Encompass Health Corporation provides facility-based and home-based post-acute healthcare services in the United States.

  • EHC has an average analyst rating of buy and is -2.8% away from its mean target price of $64.08 per share

  • Its trailing 12 month earnings per share (EPS) is $3.05

  • Encompass Health has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.4 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $4.39 and its forward P/E ratio is 14.2

  • EHC has a Price to Earnings Growth (PEG) ratio of 1.37, which shows the company is fairly valued compared to its earnings.

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 3.7 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Encompass Health is part of the Healthcare sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 13.21 and an average P/B of 4.07

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