National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday, November 10th. The brokerage presently has a $86.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would suggest a potential upside of 9.75% from the stock’s previous close.
According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “
NHI has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BidaskClub downgraded National Health Investors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Capital One Financial assumed coverage on National Health Investors in a report on Monday, October 23rd. They set an “equal weight” rating for the company. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and set a $82.00 target price on shares of National Health Investors in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of National Health Investors in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on National Health Investors in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. They set a “hold” rating and a $80.00 target price for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.14.
A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in National Health Investors by 8.0% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 87,839 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,789,000 after purchasing an additional 6,539 shares in the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in National Health Investors in the third quarter valued at about $237,000. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. raised its stake in National Health Investors by 1.5% in the third quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 113,008 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $8,766,000 after purchasing an additional 1,650 shares in the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH raised its stake in National Health Investors by 57.8% in the third quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 394,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $30,514,000 after purchasing an additional 144,650 shares in the last quarter. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP raised its stake in National Health Investors by 95.2% in the third quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 22,342 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,727,000 after purchasing an additional 10,897 shares in the last quarter. 70.65% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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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