National Health Investors Inc (NYSE:NHI) – Research analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for shares of National Health Investors in a research note issued on Wednesday. KeyCorp analyst J. Sadler anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.32 for the quarter. KeyCorp currently has a “Underweight” rating on the stock.

NHI has been the subject of a number of other reports. Capital One Financial assumed coverage on National Health Investors in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. They issued an “equal weight” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut National Health Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. ValuEngine raised National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $82.00 price target on shares of National Health Investors in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on National Health Investors in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $80.00 price target for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. National Health Investors presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $80.14.

Shares of National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) opened at $75.99 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,140.00, a PE ratio of 19.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.74 and a beta of 0.59. National Health Investors has a twelve month low of $68.96 and a twelve month high of $81.60. The company has a current ratio of 12.72, a quick ratio of 12.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of NHI. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its position in National Health Investors by 137.4% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 13,683 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,084,000 after acquiring an additional 7,920 shares during the last quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. boosted its position in National Health Investors by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 4,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $348,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Good Life Advisors LLC acquired a new position in National Health Investors during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $282,000. Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in National Health Investors during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $2,087,000. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in National Health Investors by 29.8% during the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 99,856 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,718,000 after acquiring an additional 22,938 shares during the last quarter. 70.08% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.95 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $3.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.00%. National Health Investors’s payout ratio is 95.00%.

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About National Health Investors

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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