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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for NHI. The highest price target was 82, which equates to a potential upside of 6.07 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 73, which equates to a potential downside of -5.57 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.58 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.06 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NHI to grow at a rate of 25.48 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of NHI is 0.74.

NHI has a 52-week high of 82.53 and a 52-week low of 66.31. Currently the stock is 16.59 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 6.32 percent. NHI has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.