Cantor Fitzgerald Equities Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for National Health Investors Inc (NHI)
National Health Investors Inc (NYSE:NHI) – Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald increased their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of National Health Investors in a research report issued on Thursday. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst J. France now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $5.27 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $5.26. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a “Hold” rating and a $85.00 target price on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued estimates for National Health Investors’ FY2018 earnings at $5.60 EPS.
Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. KeyCorp reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of National Health Investors in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Stephens set a $79.00 target price on National Health Investors and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $80.00 target price on shares of National Health Investors in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $82.00 target price on shares of National Health Investors in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.25.
National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.34 by ($0.40). National Health Investors had a net margin of 59.70% and a return on equity of 12.74%.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.95 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $3.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.44%. National Health Investors’s dividend payout ratio is currently 95.00%.
Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Jacobi Capital Management LLC raised its position in National Health Investors by 187.7% during the third quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,827 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $142,000 after purchasing an additional 1,192 shares during the period. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. raised its position in National Health Investors by 123.7% during the third quarter. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,740 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $212,000 after purchasing an additional 1,515 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in National Health Investors during the third quarter valued at approximately $237,000. Profund Advisors LLC raised its position in National Health Investors by 4.3% during the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 3,126 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $248,000 after purchasing an additional 130 shares during the period. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in National Health Investors during the third quarter valued at approximately $249,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.52% 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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