Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) SVP Scott A. Romberger sold 9,344 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.26, for a total transaction of $161,277.44. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 146,620 shares in the company, valued at $2,530,661.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of NYSE:SEM traded down $0.29 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $17.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 572,261 shares, compared to its average volume of 604,594. The firm has a market cap of $2.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 1.33. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $16.22 and a 200 day moving average price of $15.12. Select Medical Holdings Co. has a 1 year low of $12.96 and a 1 year high of $20.24. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.18.

Select Medical (NYSE:SEM) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 1st. The health services provider reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33. Select Medical had a return on equity of 14.79% and a net margin of 2.73%. The firm had revenue of $1.36 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.34 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.31 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts anticipate that Select Medical Holdings Co. will post 1.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in Select Medical by 25.5% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,317,955 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $20,230,000 after purchasing an additional 267,547 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its holdings in shares of Select Medical by 287.6% in the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 25,038 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $353,000 after purchasing an additional 18,579 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its stake in shares of Select Medical by 131.9% in the 1st quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 18,945 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $266,000 after purchasing an additional 10,777 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its stake in shares of Select Medical by 94.4% in the 1st quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 37,778 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $532,000 after purchasing an additional 18,346 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Select Medical by 2,889.2% during the 1st quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 2,481 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $35,000 after purchasing an additional 2,398 shares during the period. 75.62% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on SEM shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Select Medical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 22nd. JMP Securities upgraded shares of Select Medical from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 17th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Select Medical from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 27th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.67.

Select Medical Company Profile

Select Medical Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiary, Select Medical Corporation, operates critical illness recovery hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and occupational health centers in the United States. It operates through four segments: Critical Illness Recovery Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Rehabilitation, and Concentra.

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