News coverage about National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Health Investors earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5589493487347 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of National Health Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of National Health Investors in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of National Health Investors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. National Health Investors has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.14.

Shares of National Health Investors (NHI) traded up $0.54 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $79.02. 159,704 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 207,767. The company has a current ratio of 12.72, a quick ratio of 12.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. National Health Investors has a one year low of $68.96 and a one year high of $81.21. The company has a market cap of $3,249.48, a PE ratio of 15.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.84 and a beta of 0.59.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.95 per share. This represents a $3.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. National Health Investors’s payout ratio is 95.00%.

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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.

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