The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based company said it had profit of $1.39 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.03 per share.
The nursing home and assisted living company posted revenue of $246.3 million in the period.
National HealthCare shares have climbed 36 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has increased 31 percent in the last 12 months.
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