News stories about National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Health Investors earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.0352470653019 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on NHI shares. Capital One Financial started coverage on National Health Investors in a report on Monday, October 23rd. They issued an “equal weight” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, September 15th. ValuEngine upgraded National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of National Health Investors in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $82.00 price objective on shares of National Health Investors in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.14.

Shares of National Health Investors (NYSE NHI) opened at $78.62 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $3,270.00, a PE ratio of 15.09, a P/E/G ratio of 3.86 and a beta of 0.59. The company has a quick ratio of 12.72, a current ratio of 12.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. National Health Investors has a fifty-two week low of $68.96 and a fifty-two week high of $81.21.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.95 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $3.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.83%. National Health Investors’s dividend payout ratio is presently 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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