National Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $79.25.

NHI has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of National Health Investors from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Bank of America Corporation downgraded shares of National Health Investors from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $76.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of National Health Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on shares of National Health Investors from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of National Health Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th.

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) traded up 0.06% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $80.64. The stock had a trading volume of 184,911 shares. National Health Investors has a 52-week low of $66.31 and a 52-week high of $81.29. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $78.17 and a 200-day moving average of $75.79. The stock has a market cap of $3.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.71 and a beta of 0.56.

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.36. National Health Investors had a net margin of 59.24% and a return on equity of 12.56%. The company had revenue of $69.84 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.22 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 14.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that National Health Investors will post $3.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a $0.95 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $3.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.71%. National Health Investors’s dividend payout ratio is presently 97.69%.

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In other news, insider Kevin Carlton Pascoe sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.80, for a total transaction of $159,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 21,228 shares in the company, valued at $1,693,994.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 5.19% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of National Health Investors during the second quarter worth about $158,000. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc acquired a new stake in shares of National Health Investors during the second quarter worth about $214,000. Allegis Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of National Health Investors during the second quarter worth about $216,000. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new stake in shares of National Health Investors during the first quarter worth about $201,000. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of National Health Investors by 4.3% during the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 3,126 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $248,000 after buying an additional 130 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.58% of the company’s stock.

National Health Investors Company Profile

National Health Investors, Inc is a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in sale-leaseback, joint-venture, mortgage and mezzanine financing of need-driven and discretionary senior housing and medical investments. The Company is engaged in the business of owning and financing healthcare properties.

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