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National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 28th, American Banking & Market News reports. Investors of record on Monday, March 31st will be given a dividend of 0.77 per share on Friday, May 9th. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 27th. This is an increase from National Health Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.74.

NHI has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Bank of America Corp. initiated coverage on shares of National Health Investors in a research note to investors on Thursday, December 5th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $61.00 price target on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of National Health Investors from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday, November 26th. They now have a $65.10 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at JMP Securities upgraded shares of National Health Investors from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Friday, November 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. National Health Investors has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $63.03.

Shares of National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) traded up 1.56% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $62.61. The stock had a trading volume of 173,254 shares. National Health Investors has a 52-week low of $53.01 and a 52-week high of $72.99. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $57.89 and a 200-day moving average of $59.35. The company has a market cap of $1.745 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.37.

National Health Investors, Inc (NYSE:NHI) is a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), which invests in income-producing healthcare properties primarily in the long-term care and senior housing industries.

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