O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in National HealthCare Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) by 17.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 6,795 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,020 shares during the quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC’s holdings in National HealthCare were worth $512,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of NHC. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in National HealthCare by 1,278.5% in the 2nd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 154,939 shares of the company’s stock worth $847,000 after acquiring an additional 143,699 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in National HealthCare by 9.9% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 815,732 shares of the company’s stock valued at $57,409,000 after buying an additional 73,614 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in National HealthCare by 5.5% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 559,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,356,000 after buying an additional 29,200 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in National HealthCare by 4.7% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 627,443 shares of the company’s stock valued at $44,159,000 after buying an additional 28,207 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of National HealthCare during the 3rd quarter valued at $892,000.

In other news, COO Robert Michael Ussery sold 5,257 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.10, for a total transaction of $426,342.70. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 136,981 shares in the company, valued at $11,109,159.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director James Paul Abernathy sold 1,877 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.00, for a total transaction of $150,160.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 7,158 shares of company stock worth $578,456 over the last three months.

National HealthCare stock traded down $0.03 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $80.97. The stock had a trading volume of 29,125 shares, compared to its average volume of 33,627. National HealthCare Co. has a one year low of $57.00 and a one year high of $84.90.

National HealthCare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) last announced its earnings results on Friday, November 9th. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $246.33 million for the quarter.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 1st. Investors of record on Monday, December 31st will be given a $0.50 dividend. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.47%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 28th.

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National HealthCare Company Profile

National HealthCare Corporation operates, manages, and provides services to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, and home health care programs. The company's skilled nursing facilities offer licensed therapy services, nutrition services, social services, activities, and housekeeping and laundry services, as well as medical services prescribed by physicians; and rehabilitative services, such as physical, speech, respiratory, and occupational therapy services for patients recovering from strokes, heart attacks, orthopedic conditions, neurological illnesses, or other illnesses, injuries, or disabilities.

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