Is Select Medical Holdings Corporation (SEM) Stock Cheap Or Risky?

As of Friday close, Select Medical Holdings Corporation’s (NYSE:SEM) stock was up $1.12, moving up 4.13 percent to $28.27. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 829,980 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.35 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 554,810, while in the previous 50 days, it was 735,806.

Since last month, SEM stock rose 11.21%. Shares of the company fell to $24.09 on 08/05/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $40.20 was reached on 01/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $21.40. Since the beginning of this year, SEM’s stock price has dropped by -3.84% or -$1.13, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -29.68% since its 52-week high.


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Select Medical Holdings Corporation (SEM) last reported insider trading activity 362 days ago on Aug 09. TAVENNER MARILYN B, the Director of the company, disposed of 10,000 shares for $36.23 on Aug 09. It resulted in a $362,300 divestment by the insider. CHERNOW DAVID S sold 139,550 shares at an average price of $36.14 on Aug 09. The insider now owns 839,550 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Select Medical Holdings Corporation (SEM) has a P/E ratio of about 11.18. The stock’s beta is 1.30. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.58, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.21.

The latest dividend of $0.1250 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.1250. On Wednesday May 5 2021, a $0.0250 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Select Medical Holdings Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 1.10, while its current ratio was 1.10, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 3.28, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 3.34. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 13.70% percent. Based on annual data, SEM earned $919.37 million in gross profit and brought in $6.2 billion in revenue.

In Select Medical Holdings Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $3.74 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. SEM’s revenue rose 3.32% to $1.56 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.6 billion. While analysts expected Select Medical Holdings Corporation to report $0.27 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.37 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 37.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $172.61 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Select Medical Holdings Corporation were 6.25 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $4.97 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $125.92 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Select Medical Holdings Corporation’s (SEM) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 50.04%, the RSI 9-day stood at 52.77% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Select Medical Holdings Corporation price is down by -4.56% percent or -$1.35. At present, SEM shares trade +10.09% above its 20-day simple moving average and +18.28% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +16.72% above its SMA50 and -16.73% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 57.47% and Stochastic coefficient D was 69.43%, while ATR was 1.36. Given the Stochastic reading of 67.20% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 56.62%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.67, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.27.

Analyst Ratings

The Benchmark Company reiterated its a Buy rating on Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM) in a note to investors. The analysts firm has however raised their price target to $44, representing a possible 29.33% increase in the stock price. Select Medical Holdings Corporation (SEM) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, SEM is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Select Medical Holdings Corporation stock as buy, with 4 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $36.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $27.00 – $45.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Select Medical Holdings Corporation (SEM) will achieve an average price target of $36.60.

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