National Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. began coverage on shares of National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) in a report issued on Tuesday. The firm issued a hold rating and a $80.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Mizuho restated a neutral rating on shares of National Health Investors in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on National Health Investors from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded National Health Investors from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $89.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, September 15th. BidaskClub cut National Health Investors from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a hold rating on shares of National Health Investors in a report on Sunday, September 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $80.17.

Shares of National Health Investors (NHI) traded up 0.25% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $77.36. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,012 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $78.99 and a 200 day moving average price of $76.78. National Health Investors has a 52 week low of $66.31 and a 52 week high of $81.21. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.17 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.84 and a beta of 0.56.

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 for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.29 by ($0.36). The firm had revenue of $69.84 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.22 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that National Health Investors will post $3.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 10th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a $0.95 dividend. This represents a $3.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.92%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. National Health Investors’s payout ratio is currently 97.69%.

In related news, insider Kevin Carlton Pascoe sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.80, for a total value of $159,600.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 21,228 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,693,994.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 5.19% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in National Health Investors by 18.7% in the 2nd quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. now owns 8,225 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $651,000 after buying an additional 1,298 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in National Health Investors by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 29,691 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,352,000 after buying an additional 798 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in National Health Investors by 8.5% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 999,167 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $79,133,000 after buying an additional 78,355 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in National Health Investors by 59.5% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 13,956 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,105,000 after buying an additional 5,206 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Employees Retirement System of Texas lifted its stake in National Health Investors by 353.3% in the 2nd quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas now owns 81,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,463,000 after buying an additional 63,600 shares in the last quarter. 70.67% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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