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How to buy National Health Investors stock

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National Health Investors, Inc is a reit-healthcare facilities business based in the US. National Health Investors shares (NHI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. National Health Investors employs 19 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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National Health Investors share price

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National Health Investors shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$41.38 - $77.40
50-day moving average $74.10
200-day moving average $67.49
Wall St. target price$70.50
PE ratio 17.6377
Dividend yield $4.41 (6.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.14

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Is National Health Investors under- or over-valued?

Valuing National Health Investors stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of National Health Investors's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

National Health Investors's P/E ratio

National Health Investors's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, National Health Investors shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

National Health Investors's PEG ratio

National Health Investors's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.99. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into National Health Investors's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

National Health Investors's EBITDA

National Health Investors's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $304.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a National Health Investors's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

National Health Investors financials

Revenue TTM $329.7 million
Operating margin TTM 67.27%
Gross profit TTM $320 million
Return on assets TTM 4.5%
Return on equity TTM 12.27%
Profit margin 56.15%
Book value $33.47
Market capitalisation $3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting National Health Investors shares

There are currently 1.2 million National Health Investors shares held short by investors – that's known as National Health Investors's "short interest". This figure is 38.3% up from 836,349 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting National Health Investors shares can be evaluated.

National Health Investors's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

National Health Investors's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of National Health Investors shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of National Health Investors shares traded daily (recently around 373214.19354839). National Health Investors's SIR currently stands at 3.1. In other words for every 100,000 National Health Investors shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3100 shares are currently held short.

However National Health Investors's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of National Health Investors shares, or, against the total number of tradable National Health Investors shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case National Health Investors's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 National Health Investors shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0314% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable National Health Investors shares, roughly 31 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against National Health Investors.

Find out more about how you can short National Health Investors stock.

National Health Investors share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 78.78% of net profits

Recently National Health Investors has paid out, on average, around 78.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), National Health Investors shareholders could enjoy a 6.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In National Health Investors's case, that would currently equate to about $4.41 per share.

National Health Investors's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

National Health Investors's most recent dividend payout was on 6 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

National Health Investors share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, National Health Investors's shares have ranged in value from as little as $41.3793 up to $77.3985. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NHI.US volatility(beta: 0.95)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while National Health Investors's is 0.9509. This would suggest that National Health Investors's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

National Health Investors overview

Incorporated in 1991, National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) is a real estate investment trust specializing in sale-leaseback, joint-venture, mortgage and mezzanine financing of need-driven and discretionary senior housing and medical investments. NHI's portfolio consists of independent, assisted and memory care communities, entrance-fee retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings and specialty hospitals. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of National Health Investors is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.783% of National Health Investors shares are held by insiders and 68.438% by institutions.
How many people work for National Health Investors?
Latest data suggests 19 work at National Health Investors.
When does the fiscal year end for National Health Investors?
National Health Investors's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is National Health Investors based?
National Health Investors's address is: 222 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro, TN, United States, 37129
What is National Health Investors's ISIN number?
National Health Investors's international securities identification number is: US63633D1046
What is National Health Investors's CUSIP number?
National Health Investors's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 63633D104

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