National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) Cut to “Hold” at Berenberg Bank – MarketBeat


National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) was downgraded by stock analysts at Berenberg Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

Several other analysts also recently issued reports on NHI. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $63.00 price target on shares of National Health Investors in a report on Tuesday, September 1st. ValuEngine downgraded National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded National Health Investors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $65.88.

Shares of NYSE NHI opened at $65.46 on Wednesday. National Health Investors has a 12-month low of $31.37 and a 12-month high of $91.12. The company has a market cap of $2.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.37 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a current ratio of 13.13, a quick ratio of 13.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $60.94 and a 200 day moving average price of $60.73.

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.43 by ($0.48). National Health Investors had a net margin of 56.94% and a return on equity of 12.64%. The company had revenue of $84.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $82.87 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.42 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that National Health Investors will post 5.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.


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In other National Health Investors news, Director Robert G. Adams bought 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 17th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $66.45 per share, with a total value of $66,450.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 5.74% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new position in National Health Investors in the second quarter worth about $31,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new position in National Health Investors in the first quarter worth about $31,000. Avantax Advisory Services Inc. bought a new position in National Health Investors in the third quarter worth about $202,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC bought a new stake in shares of National Health Investors during the third quarter valued at approximately $209,000. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new stake in shares of National Health Investors during the third quarter valued at approximately $210,000. 62.41% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

National Health Investors Company Profile

Incorporated in 1991, National Health Investors, Inc (NYSE: NHI) is a real estate investment trust specializing in sale-leaseback, joint-venture, mortgage and mezzanine financing of need-driven and discretionary senior housing and medical investments. NHI’s portfolio consists of independent, assisted and memory care communities, entrance-fee retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings and specialty hospitals.

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