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.

NHI was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 82, which equates to a potential upside of 6.07 percent. The lowest price target was 73, which equates to a potential downside of -5.57 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.06 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

NHI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 25.48 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, NHI hit 82.53 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 66.31. Currently the stock is 16.59 percent higher than its low, and 6.32 percent below the 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.