Analysts’ Top Financial Picks: NHI, FNGN

By Ryan Adsit

There’s a lot to be optimistic about in the Financial sector as 2 analysts just weighed in on National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) and Financial Engines (NASDAQ: FNGN) with bullish sentiments.

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI)

In a report issued on June 20, Chad Vanacore from Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a Buy rating on National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI), with a price target of $82. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $78.57.

According to TipRanks.com, Vanacore is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 8.4% and a 86.7% success rate. Vanacore covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as New Senior Investment Group, Physicians Realty Trust, and Sabra Healthcare REIT.

National Health Investors has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $77.

Financial Engines (NASDAQ: FNGN)

In a report issued on June 20, Michael Grondahl from Northland Securities reiterated a Buy rating on Financial Engines (NASDAQ: FNGN), with a price target of $45. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $37.55.

According to TipRanks.com, Grondahl is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 22.5% and a 66.7% success rate. Grondahl covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA, Health Insurance Innovations, and WisdomTree Investments.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Financial Engines is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $45.50, representing a 21.2% upside.

In a report issued on June 21, D.A. Davidson also initiated coverage with a Buy rating on the stock with a $44 price target.

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