Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) by 2.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 63,197 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,420 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in National Health Investors were worth $4,590,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new position in shares of National Health Investors during the first quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Doyle Wealth Management bought a new position in shares of National Health Investors during the first quarter valued at approximately $227,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its position in shares of National Health Investors by 1.7% in the first quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 3,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $232,000 after buying an additional 55 shares during the last quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP bought a new position in shares of National Health Investors during the first quarter valued at approximately $316,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in shares of National Health Investors by 39.7% in the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 5,257 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $382,000 after buying an additional 1,494 shares during the last quarter. 69.47% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) opened at 75.70 on Friday. National Health Investors, Inc. has a 1-year low of $66.31 and a 1-year high of $82.53. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $77.85 and its 200 day moving average is $74.96. The company has a market cap of $3.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.38 and a beta of 0.56.

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.16. National Health Investors had a return on equity of 13.36% and a net margin of 63.72%. The company had revenue of $66.39 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $65.42 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.16 EPS. National Health Investors’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that National Health Investors, Inc. will post $3.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a $0.95 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $3.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.02%. National Health Investors’s dividend payout ratio is presently 92.23%.

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Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of National Health Investors from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of National Health Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. BidaskClub raised shares of National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Mizuho reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of National Health Investors in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of National Health Investors from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. National Health Investors presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.17.

About National Health Investors

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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