Monday, June 6, 2011

Dividend Machine for June 6, 2011 National Health Investors, Inc., symbol NHI

                Real estate is part of many income investors’ cash flow strategy; including me.  Those investments were very problematic in recent years.  While I do not include individual ownership of real estate as a subject in this blog, I have selected a real estate investment trust for our dividend machine profile for Monday, June 6, 2011.

                National Health Investors, symbol NHI,  is a REIT that holds mostly income producing health care properties like long term care facilities, assisted living facilities etc.   They have proven to be good operators during the past few years and have increased the dividend every year for at least five years.  Moreover, NHI has a low debt to equity ratio; D/E = .11.  

                Real estate investment trusts, one of the few shared ownership structures I use, must pay out nearly all their earnings to their investors.  NHI makes $2.62 per share and pays out $2.46.  The dividend yield is 5.41 percent.

                NHI closed at $45.19 per share on Friday, June 03, 2011.  If you own the stock by June 28, 2011, NHI will pay you a quarterly dividend of $.615 on August 10, 2011.

                Consider at least one REIT for the investments included in your cash flow strategy.

Very Truly Yours,

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