FY2017 Earnings Estimate for National Health Investors Inc (NHI) Issued By Cantor Fitzgerald

National Health Investors Inc (NYSE:NHI) – Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald increased their FY2017 earnings per share estimates for National Health Investors in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst J. France now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $5.27 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $5.26. Cantor Fitzgerald has a “Hold” rating and a $85.00 price objective on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued estimates for National Health Investors’ FY2018 earnings at $5.60 EPS.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine downgraded National Health Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. SunTrust Banks set a $75.00 price objective on National Health Investors and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Stephens set a $79.00 price objective on National Health Investors and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. KeyCorp reaffirmed an “underweight” rating on shares of National Health Investors in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded National Health Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. National Health Investors currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $80.63.

National Health Investors (NHI) traded up $0.69 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $65.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 424,396 shares, compared to its average volume of 250,737. National Health Investors has a 52 week low of $64.03 and a 52 week high of $81.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a quick ratio of 12.72 and a current ratio of 12.72. The company has a market capitalization of $2,710.00, a P/E ratio of 16.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.96 and a beta of 0.41.

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 firm had revenue of $71.35 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $70.80 million.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Jacobi Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of 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 worth $142,000 after purchasing an additional 1,192 shares in the last quarter. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. grew its position in shares of 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 worth $212,000 after purchasing an additional 1,515 shares in the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of National Health Investors during the third quarter worth about $237,000. Stephens Inc. AR purchased a new stake in shares of National Health Investors during the fourth quarter worth about $238,000. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC grew its position 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 worth $248,000 after purchasing an additional 130 shares in the last quarter. 70.35% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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