Stephens Inc. AR purchased a new stake in National Health Investors Inc (NYSE:NHI) during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 3,160 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $238,000.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in NHI. Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its holdings in National Health Investors by 57.8% in the third quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 394,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $30,514,000 after acquiring an additional 144,650 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in National Health Investors by 8.5% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 999,167 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $79,133,000 after acquiring an additional 78,355 shares in the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new stake in National Health Investors in the third quarter valued at $2,087,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in National Health Investors by 46.6% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 78,030 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,034,000 after acquiring an additional 24,790 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in National Health Investors by 4.1% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 588,733 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $45,504,000 after acquiring an additional 23,191 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.16% of the company’s stock.

National Health Investors Inc (NYSE NHI) opened at $63.33 on Thursday. National Health Investors Inc has a 52-week low of $62.71 and a 52-week high of $81.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 12.72 and a quick ratio of 12.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,666.36, a PE ratio of 15.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.91 and a beta of 0.41.

Several research firms recently weighed in on NHI. Capital One Financial began coverage on shares of National Health Investors in a report on Monday, October 23rd. They issued an “equal weight” rating on the stock. Stephens set a $79.00 price objective on National Health Investors and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. ValuEngine raised National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of National Health Investors in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $75.00 price objective on National Health Investors and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $80.63.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)

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