KeyCorp reissued their hold rating on shares of National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) in a report published on Sunday.

A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on NHI. BidaskClub raised National Health Investors from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised National Health Investors from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a neutral rating on shares of National Health Investors in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $80.50.

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) opened at 79.99 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $3.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.54 and a beta of 0.56. The company’s 50-day moving average is $78.56 and its 200 day moving average is $75.95. National Health Investors has a 52-week low of $66.31 and a 52-week high of $81.29.

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.93 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by ($0.36). National Health Investors had a return on equity of 12.56% and a net margin of 59.24%. The business had revenue of $69.84 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $67.68 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.22 EPS. National Health Investors’s quarterly revenue was up 14.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that National Health Investors will post $3.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.95 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $3.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.75%. National Health Investors’s dividend payout ratio is currently 97.69%.

In related news, insider Kevin Carlton Pascoe sold 2,000 shares of the business’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 transaction of $159,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 21,228 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,693,994.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 5.19% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in National Health Investors by 9.7% in the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 161,309 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,716,000 after purchasing an additional 14,297 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in National Health Investors by 6,473.4% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,328,567 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $241,753,000 after purchasing an additional 3,277,930 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its stake in National Health Investors by 2.5% in the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 388,780 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $28,238,000 after purchasing an additional 9,538 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its stake in National Health Investors by 1.7% in the 1st quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 3,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $232,000 after purchasing an additional 55 shares during the period. Finally, Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. boosted its stake in National Health Investors by 2.3% in 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 purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.67% of the company’s stock.

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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