National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Mizuho in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $82.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Mizuho’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 5.28% from the company’s current price.

NHI has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of National Health Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. BidaskClub raised shares of National Health Investors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $82.00 target price on shares of National Health Investors in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of National Health Investors in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. National Health Investors currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $80.20.

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) traded up 0.03% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $77.91. The company had a trading volume of 37,382 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $79.16 and its 200 day moving average is $76.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.01 and a beta of 0.56. National Health Investors has a 52-week low of $66.31 and a 52-week high of $81.21.

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

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In other National Health Investors news, insider Kevin Carlton Pascoe sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.80, for a total transaction of $159,600.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 21,228 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,693,994.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 5.19% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. bought a new position in shares of National Health Investors in the second quarter worth about $158,000. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in shares of National Health Investors during the first quarter worth approximately $201,000. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc bought a new stake in shares of National Health Investors during the second quarter valued at approximately $214,000. Allegis Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of National Health Investors during the second quarter valued at approximately $216,000. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of 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 last quarter. 70.67% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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