National Health Investors has acquired two senior living communities for a total purchase price of $12.7 million.
The two communities in Oregon and Michigan were acquired through separate transactions and expand the NHI-Chancellor Health Care partnership to five communities. The deal also establishes a new partnership for the Murfreesboro company with The Brook Retirement Communities.
Golden Age Senior Living in Portland, Oregon is a 40-bed memory care facility. The community will be leased to Chancellor Health Care for 15 years. The Brook of Roscommon in Roscommon, Michigan is a 42-unit independent and assisted living community that will be leased to The Brook Retirement Communities.
“We are very happy to be expanding our relationship with Chancellor Health Care with the acquisition of Golden Age, and to add a new partner, The Brook Retirement Communities. These acquisitions are representative of our desire to continue our practice of partnering with strong regional operators,” Eric Mendelsohn, NHI’s President and CEO, said in a release.
Following Dollar General's second-quarter earnings report, UBS' Michael Lasser has taken a sanguine tone that is similar to that of a number of other analysts. In reiterating his 'buy' rating and $85 target for Dollar General (Ticker: DG), Lasser says CEO Todd Vasos and his team still have a number of ways to hit their profit growth goals.
From here, even if the company's algorithm rests on a longer-term comp that hovers around the 3% range, we think it can still produce mid-teens EPS growth with optionality to the upside. We would use the pullback as an opportunity.
A number of analysts have tweaked their price targets for shares of Dollar General following the company’s second-quarter profit report, which investors met with a good bit of antipathy. Most of the Street moves so far have been positive, though: Scott Ciccarelli at RBC Capital has taken his target to $88 from $86 — Dollar General (Ticker: DG) is changing hands this morning around $74 — and Matt Boss at JPMorgan Chase is even more upbeat, having taken his target to $90 from $87.
Paul Trussell at Deutsche Bank is a little less upbeat — even though he is keeping his ‘buy’ rating — and has tweaked his target to $84 from $85. And Meredith Adler at Barclays is even less optimistic. She has an ‘equal weight’ rafting on Dollar General and, with a $76 target (up from $74), still sees the stock going nowhere for a while.
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