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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for NHI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 82, implying a possible profit of 6.07 percent. The minimum price target given was 73, implying a possible loss of -5.57 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0.58 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

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, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

NHI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 25.48 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 16.59 percent, and below the high by 6.32 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.