Zacks: Analysts Expect National Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Will Announce Earnings of $1.34 Per Share

Equities analysts predict that National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) will announce $1.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for National Health Investors’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.32 to $1.36. National Health Investors posted earnings of $1.25 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 7.2%. The company is scheduled to announce its next earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that National Health Investors will report full-year earnings of $5.50 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.48 to $5.52. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $5.65 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.62 to $5.70. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow National Health Investors.

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National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 16th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.33 by ($0.43). The firm had revenue of $71.06 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $71.36 million. National Health Investors had a net margin of 57.19% and a return on equity of 12.20%.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on NHI shares. Stephens set a $79.00 price objective on shares of National Health Investors and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Hilliard Lyons raised shares of National Health Investors from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $76.00 price objective on shares of National Health Investors and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 17th. BMO Capital Markets set a $70.00 price objective on shares of National Health Investors and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 26th. Finally, Mizuho reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $70.00 price target on shares of National Health Investors in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $74.67.

In other National Health Investors news, VP John L. Spaid acquired 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 22nd. The stock was bought at an average price of $64.95 per share, with a total value of $32,475.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 971 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $63,066.45. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO D. Eric Mendelsohn acquired 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $65.47 per share, with a total value of $130,940.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,580 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $692,672.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 2,812 shares of company stock valued at $183,910 in the last ninety days. 5.19% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NHI. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of National Health Investors in the fourth quarter worth $226,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of National Health Investors in the third quarter worth $237,000. Stephens Inc. AR acquired a new stake in shares of National Health Investors in the fourth quarter worth $238,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB acquired a new stake in shares of National Health Investors in the fourth quarter worth $283,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in shares of National Health Investors in the fourth quarter worth $323,000. 71.84% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NHI traded down $1.01 on Friday, hitting $65.57. 144,239 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 263,024. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 13.85 and a current ratio of 13.85. The company has a market capitalization of $2,808.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.49, a PEG ratio of 3.51 and a beta of 0.43. National Health Investors has a 1 year low of $62.71 and a 1 year high of $81.60.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 10th. Investors of record on Friday, March 30th will be given a dividend of $1.00 per share. This is a positive change from National Health Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.95. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $4.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.10%. National Health Investors’s dividend payout ratio is 75.05%.

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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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