Chemed (CHE) Gets a Hold Rating from JMP Securities

JMP Securities analyst Peter Martin maintained a Hold rating on Chemed (CHE) on February 25. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $326.45, close to its 52-week high of $335.99.

According to, Martin is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -0.3% and a 54.1% success rate. Martin covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as MedEquities Realty Trust, Five Point Holdings Llc, and Medical Properties.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Chemed with a $329 average price target, implying a 0.8% upside from current levels. In a report issued on February 25, RBC Capital also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $318 price target.

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Chemed’s market cap is currently $5.2B and has a P/E ratio of 26.66. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 9.15.

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Chemed Corp. engages in the provision of healthcare and maintenance services. It operates through the VITAS and Roto-Rooter segments. The VITAS segment offers hospice and palliative care services to patients through a network of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy, and volunteers.