National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 10/10/2017 – National Health Investors is now covered by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They set a “hold” rating and a $80.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/4/2017 – National Health Investors had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $82.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/4/2017 – National Health Investors had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho. They now have a $82.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/28/2017 – National Health Investors was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $86.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “
  • 9/22/2017 – National Health Investors was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “
  • 9/21/2017 – National Health Investors was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $89.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “
  • 9/17/2017 – National Health Investors had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp.
  • 9/15/2017 – National Health Investors was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $89.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “
  • 9/14/2017 – National Health Investors was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “
  • 9/6/2017 – National Health Investors was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “
  • 9/5/2017 – National Health Investors was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $90.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “
  • 8/31/2017 – National Health Investors was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “
  • 8/30/2017 – National Health Investors was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $89.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “
  • 8/24/2017 – National Health Investors was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “
  • 8/17/2017 – National Health Investors was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) traded down 0.68% during trading on Thursday, reaching $76.51. The company had a trading volume of 66,599 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $3.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.65 and a beta of 0.56. National Health Investors, Inc. has a 12 month low of $66.31 and a 12 month high of $81.21. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $78.91 and a 200-day moving average of $76.78.

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) last released its quarterly earnings results 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). The company had revenue of $69.84 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.68 million. National Health Investors had a return on equity of 12.56% and a net margin of 59.24%. The business’s revenue was up 14.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.22 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that National Health Investors, Inc. will post $3.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.95 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $3.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.93%. National Health Investors’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 97.69%.

In related news, insider Kevin Carlton Pascoe sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. The stock was 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 approximately $1,693,994.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 5.19% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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