Analyst Ratings for National Health Investors Inc. (NHI)

Updated: 2017-07-26

National Health Investors Inc. (NYSE:NHI) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for NHI last month.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

Several price targets were given for NHI by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 82, implying potential capital gains of 6.07 percent. The minimum price target given was 73, implying potential capital losses of -5.57 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.58 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.06 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NHI to grow at a rate of 25.48 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. NHI has a PEG ratio of 0.74.

NHI has traded between a high of 82.53 and a low of 66.31 over the past year. Currently the stock is 16.59 percent higher than its low, and 6.32 percent lower than its 52-week high. NHI has a P/E ratio of 18.76. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NHI value stock report compares NHI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.17 billion. NHI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.