National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $82.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target indicates a potential upside of 5.28% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.75.

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) opened at 77.89 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $79.16 and its 200 day moving average price is $76.54. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.00 and a beta of 0.56. National Health Investors has a 52 week low of $66.31 and a 52 week high of $81.21.

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by ($0.36). The business had revenue of $69.84 million for 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 for the quarter was up 14.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.22 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that National Health Investors will post $3.85 EPS for the current year.

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In other news, insider Kevin Carlton Pascoe sold 2,000 shares of National Health Investors stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. The shares were 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 directly owns 21,228 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,693,994.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 5.19% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of National Health Investors by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,291,954 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $498,323,000 after acquiring an additional 72,518 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in National Health Investors by 6.6% in 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 purchasing an additional 218,482 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in National Health Investors by 6.4% in 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 purchasing an additional 60,784 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp increased 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 purchasing an additional 78,355 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in National Health Investors by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 565,542 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $44,790,000 after purchasing an additional 22,697 shares in the last quarter. 70.67% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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.

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