Chemed Corp. (NYSE:CHE) CEO Kevin J. Mcnamara sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $232.59, for a total transaction of $1,162,950.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 136,800 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $31,818,312. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Chemed Corp. (NYSE:CHE) opened at $231.61 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a current ratio of 0.50. The company has a market cap of $3,700.76, a P/E ratio of 28.55, a P/E/G ratio of 4.90 and a beta of 1.14. Chemed Corp. has a 52 week low of $145.35 and a 52 week high of $235.96.

Chemed Corp. (NYSE:CHE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $2.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.00 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $417.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $414.34 million. Chemed Corp. had a net margin of 4.62% and a return on equity of 27.69%. Chemed Corp.’s revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.73 EPS. analysts forecast that Chemed Corp. will post 4.73 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 4th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.48%. Chemed Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.89%.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CHE. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in shares of Chemed Corp. by 111.5% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 182,551 shares of the company’s stock worth $36,125,000 after acquiring an additional 96,237 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Chemed Corp. by 39.7% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 214,764 shares of the company’s stock worth $43,926,000 after acquiring an additional 61,056 shares in the last quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Chemed Corp. by 173.5% during the 3rd quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. now owns 95,212 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,237,000 after acquiring an additional 60,399 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in shares of Chemed Corp. by 248.5% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 70,400 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,399,000 after acquiring an additional 50,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Chemed Corp. by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,830,711 shares of the company’s stock valued at $374,435,000 after purchasing an additional 34,938 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.58% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Chemed Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $251.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. TheStreet raised shares of Chemed Corp. from a “c+” rating to an “a-” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on shares of Chemed Corp. to $232.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Chemed Corp. in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. upped their price target on shares of Chemed Corp. from $220.00 to $225.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $236.00.

About Chemed Corp.

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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