OxFORD Asset Management LLP boosted its stake in National Health Investors Inc (NYSE:NHI) by 95.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 22,342 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,897 shares during the period. OxFORD Asset Management LLP owned 0.05% of National Health Investors worth $1,727,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in NHI. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of National Health Investors by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,291,954 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $498,323,000 after buying an additional 72,518 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of National Health Investors by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,547,049 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $280,927,000 after buying an additional 218,482 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in shares of National Health Investors by 6.4% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,007,869 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $79,823,000 after buying an additional 60,784 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of National Health Investors by 8.5% during 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. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of National Health Investors by 4.1% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 588,733 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $45,504,000 after buying an additional 23,191 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.52% of the company’s stock.

National Health Investors Inc (NYSE NHI) traded up $0.98 on Friday, hitting $80.74. The stock had a trading volume of 348,269 shares, compared to its average volume of 171,555. The company has a current ratio of 12.72, a quick ratio of 12.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. The stock has a market cap of $3,312.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.31, a PEG ratio of 3.92 and a beta of 0.59. National Health Investors Inc has a 12-month low of $68.96 and a 12-month high of $81.21.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.95 dividend. This represents a $3.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.71%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. National Health Investors’s dividend payout ratio is presently 95.00%.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on NHI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of National Health Investors in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 target price on shares of National Health Investors in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of National Health Investors in a report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $80.14.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)

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