Kindred Healthcare (KND) is one of the highest paying dividend stocks in the market. The purpose of our “In Focus” reports is to drill down into these highest paying dividend stocks in a little more detail, and to determine if the stocks “in focus” are also some of the best dividend paying stocks.
Kindred Health (KND) is a health services company that operates transitional care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, nursing centers, assisted living facilities, a contract rehabilitation services business, and a home health and hospice business. KND is headquartered in Louisville Kentucky and operates in 46 states.
KND’s sales are surprisingly erratic given the nature of the industry that it is in. Its sales per share have also been disappointingly anemic over the last seven – eight years. This too is a little surprising since the elderly segment of our population has only grown as the baby boomers have aged and swelled the ranks of the demographic that KND caters to.
KND disappoints in other ways too. Its equity-to-assets ratio is has fallen below its long-term average. Its growth outlook is subpar. And though its dividend yield is high, it does not have a long history of paying a dividend.
We are not high on KND’s stock. It is a highest paying dividend stocks, but it is not one of the best monthly dividend stocks.
Stat Sheet – Kindred Health 4/11/16
|Market Cap||$ 1,078|
|Financial Strength||Below Average|
|Growth Prospects||Below Average|
|Price Volatility||Above Average|
(Our assessment of this firm’s fundamentals will be in effect for the rest of calendar year 2016.)
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