MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) _ National HealthCare Corp. (NHC) on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $22.5 million.

On a per-share basis, the Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based company said it had net income of $1.47. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 93 cents per share.

The nursing home and assisted living company posted revenue of $242.1 million in the period.

National HealthCare shares have increased 20 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has increased 13 percent in the last 12 months.

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