National Health Investors Company Profile (NYSE:NHI)

About National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)

National Health Investors logoNational Health Investors, Inc. is a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in sale-leaseback, joint-venture, mortgage and mezzanine financing of need-driven and discretionary senior housing and medical investments. The Company is engaged in the business of owning and financing healthcare properties. Its portfolio consists of lease, mortgage and other note investments in independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, entrance-fee communities, senior living campuses, skilled nursing facilities, specialty hospitals and medical office buildings. Its other investments include marketable securities and a joint venture structured to comply with the provisions of the REIT Investment Diversification Empowerment Act of 2007 (RIDEA) through which it invests in facility operations managed by an independent third party. As of December 31, 2016, it had investments in real estate, mortgage and other notes receivable involving 205 facilities located in 32 states.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Healthcare REITs
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized REITs
  • Symbol: NYSE:NHI
  • CUSIP: 63633D10
  • Web: www.nhireit.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $3.14859 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 40,987,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $78.73
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $76.04
  • 52 Week Range: $66.31 - $81.21
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.73
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.12
  • P/E Growth: 2.05
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $263.75 million
  • Price / Sales: 11.94
  • Book Value: $31.39 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.45
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $3.80
  • Dividend Yield: 5.0%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $257.02 million
  • Net Margins: 59.24%
  • Return on Equity: 12.56%
  • Return on Assets: 6.38%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.89%
  • Current Ratio: 12.45%
  • Quick Ratio: 12.45%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 220,205 shs.
  • Beta: 0.56
  • Short Ratio: 5.93
 

Frequently Asked Questions for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)

What is National Health Investors' stock symbol?

National Health Investors trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NHI."

How often does National Health Investors pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for National Health Investors?

National Health Investors declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.95 per share on Friday, November 10th. This represents a $3.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.95%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. View National Health Investors' Dividend History.

How were National Health Investors' earnings last quarter?

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 9th. The company reported $0.93 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.36. The firm had revenue of $69.84 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.68 million. National Health Investors had a return on equity of 12.56% and a net margin of 59.24%. National Health Investors's revenue for the quarter was up 14.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.22 EPS. View National Health Investors' Earnings History.

When will National Health Investors make its next earnings announcement?

National Health Investors is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for National Health Investors.

What guidance has National Health Investors issued on next quarter's earnings?

National Health Investors updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.22-5.26 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.18.

Where is National Health Investors' stock going? Where will National Health Investors' stock price be in 2017?

5 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for National Health Investors' stock. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $82.00. On average, they expect National Health Investors' stock price to reach $77.67 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for National Health Investors.

Who are some of National Health Investors' key competitors?

Who are National Health Investors' key executives?

National Health Investors' management team includes the folowing people:

  • D Eric Mendelsohn, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • John L. Spaid, Executive Vice President - Finance
  • Kevin Carlton Pascoe, Executive Vice President - Investments, Chief Investment Officer
  • Roger R. Hopkins, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Kristin S. Gaines, Chief Credit Officer
  • James R. Jobe, Independent Director
  • Robert T. Webb, Independent Director

Who owns National Health Investors stock?

National Health Investors' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (15.35%), BlackRock Inc. (8.65%), FMR LLC (3.70%), Northern Trust Corp (2.46%), State Street Corp (2.44%) and GW&K Investment Management LLC (1.55%). Company insiders that own National Health Investors stock include D Eric Mendelsohn, Kevin Carlton Pascoe, Kristin Sallee Gaines, Robert A Mccabe Jr and Roger R Hopkins. View Institutional Ownership Trends for National Health Investors.

Who sold National Health Investors stock? Who is selling National Health Investors stock?

National Health Investors' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Citigroup Inc., BTIM Corp., FMR LLC, LSV Asset Management, First Trust Advisors LP, Alliancebernstein L.P., Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for National Health Investors.

Who bought National Health Investors stock? Who is buying National Health Investors stock?

National Health Investors' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., State Street Corp, Vanguard Group Inc., Employees Retirement System of Texas, Northern Trust Corp, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD, Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have bought National Health Investors stock in the last two years include D Eric Mendelsohn and Robert A Mccabe Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for National Health Investors.

How do I buy National Health Investors stock?

Shares of National Health Investors can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is National Health Investors' stock price today?

One share of National Health Investors stock can currently be purchased for approximately $76.82.


MarketBeat Community Rating for National Health Investors (NYSE NHI)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  118 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  184 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  302
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about National Health Investors and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $77.67 (1.10% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/17/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
6/28/2017MizuhoReiterated RatingNeutralLowView Rating Details
6/21/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$80.00 -> $82.00LowView Rating Details
5/22/2017Bank of America CorporationDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$76.00LowView Rating Details
2/21/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingNeutral$75.00N/AView Rating Details
9/14/2016StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$84.00N/AView Rating Details
9/4/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
6/4/2016JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
3/30/2016BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$65.00 -> $69.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/26/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
Earnings by Quarter for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
Earnings History by Quarter for National Health Investors (NYSE NHI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/6/2017$0.92N/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2017Q2 2017$1.29$0.93$67.68 million$69.84 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2017Q1 2017$1.26$1.10$65.42 million$66.39 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/17/2017Q416$0.87$1.03$64.88 million$65.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q316$1.25$1.23$62.39 million$63.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2016Q216$1.21$1.22$58.08 million$61.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2016Q116$1.17$1.16$57.81 million$59.02 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q415$1.17$1.17$57.20 million$54.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$1.17$1.21$56.52 million$58.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$1.16$1.15$55.51 million$56.31 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115$1.13$1.13$156.00 million$55.75 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2015Q414$1.06$1.06$46.90 million$45.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2014Q314$1.05$1.05$43.90 million$44.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2014Q214$1.05$1.05$42.77 million$43.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2014Q114$1.01$1.05$42.76 million$43.14 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2014Q413$0.88$0.90$31.72 million$32.79 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q213$0.89$0.87$29.37 million$28.05 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2013Q113$0.80$0.85$27.17 million$28.07 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q412$0.83$0.84$25.01 million$26.82 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2012Q312$0.79$0.80$22.51 million$25.51 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.26
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$1.27$1.27$1.27
Q2 20171$1.29$1.29$1.29
Q3 20171$1.35$1.35$1.35
Q4 20171$1.35$1.35$1.35
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
Next Dividend:11/10/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.80
Dividend Yield:4.95%
Dividend Growth:7.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:97.69% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
72.24% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
69.85% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)

Dividend History by Quarter for National Health Investors (NYSE NHI)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/9/2017quarterly$0.955%9/28/20179/29/201711/10/2017
5/12/2017quarterly$0.955.04%6/28/20176/30/20178/10/2017
2/17/2017quarterly$0.955.11%3/29/20173/31/20175/10/2017
12/9/2016quarterly$0.904.88%12/28/201612/30/20161/31/2017
8/5/2016quarterly$0.904.58%9/28/20169/30/201611/10/2016
5/9/2016quarterly$0.905.05%6/28/20166/30/20168/10/2016
2/19/2016quarterly$0.906.02%3/29/20163/31/20165/10/2016
12/14/2015quarterly$0.855.65%12/29/201512/31/20151/29/2016
8/6/2015quarterly$0.855.32%9/28/20159/30/201511/10/2015
5/8/2015quarterly$0.855.11%6/26/20156/30/20158/10/2015
2/18/2015quarterly$0.854.72%3/27/20153/31/20155/8/2015
12/9/2014quarterly$0.774.63%12/29/201412/31/20141/30/2015
8/4/2014quarterly$0.775.02%9/26/20149/30/201411/10/2014
5/6/2014quarterly$0.774.94%6/26/20146/30/20148/8/2014
1/28/2014quarterly$0.774.92%3/27/20143/31/20145/9/2014
12/2/2013quarterly$0.745.11%12/27/201312/31/20131/31/2014
9/16/2013quarterly$0.745.03%9/26/20139/30/201311/8/2013
4/26/2013quarterly$0.744.48%6/26/20136/28/20138/9/2013
2/14/2013quarterly$0.704.25%3/26/20133/29/20135/10/2013
12/28/2012special$0.221/8/20131/10/20131/31/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.19%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 70.67%
Insider Trades by Quarter for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
Insider Trades by Quarter for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/28/2017Robert A Mccabe JrDirectorBuy259$79.94$20,704.46View SEC Filing  
8/24/2017Kevin Carlton PascoeInsiderSell2,000$79.80$159,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Robert A Mccabe JrDirectorSell800$80.29$64,232.00View SEC Filing  
6/29/2016Kristin Sallee GainesInsiderSell8,652$73.98$640,074.96View SEC Filing  
6/28/2016Kristin Sallee GainesInsiderSell4,044$73.71$298,083.24View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Robert A Mccabe JrDirectorSell1,250$71.61$89,512.50View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Kevin Carlton PascoeEVPSell2,000$70.72$141,440.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2016Roger R HopkinsCAOSell10,000$65.45$654,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2015Robert A Mccabe JrDirectorBuy35$59.10$2,068.50View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015D. Eric MendelsohnCEOBuy1,000$56.12$56,120.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2015W Andrew AdamsDirectorBuy2,000$55.50$111,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Robert T WebbDirectorBuy5,000$56.75$283,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2015D. Eric MendelsohnEVPBuy1,500$65.77$98,655.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Robert A Mccabe JrDirectorBuy180$64.41$11,593.80View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014James Justin HutchensCEOBuy2,040$61.40$125,256.00View SEC Filing  
6/24/2014James R JobeDirectorBuy1,000$63.47$63,470.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013James Justin HutchensCEOBuy1,610$62.23$100,190.30View SEC Filing  
2/22/2013Kristin Sallee GainesInsiderSell7,409$65.97$488,771.73View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
Latest Headlines for National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 23 at 7:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 23 at 11:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing National Health Investors (NHI) and MedEquities Realty Trust (MRT)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 19 at 6:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors (NHI) versus CareTrust REIT (CTRE) Financial Analysis
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 19 at 11:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Rating Reiterated by KeyCorp
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 9:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Contrast: National Health Investors (NHI) vs. Its Rivals
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 15 at 8:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing Community Healthcare Trust (CHCT) and National Health Investors (NHI)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 14 at 6:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 10 at 11:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead to Head Analysis: National Health Investors (NHI) versus Aviv REIT (AVIV)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 10 at 8:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCantor Fitzgerald Weighs in on National Health Investors, Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (NHI)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 7 at 8:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 6 at 4:50 PM
nasdaq.com logoNational Health Investors Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 4.72% Yield (NHI)
www.nasdaq.com - September 6 at 6:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Expected to Earn Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.35 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 4 at 1:12 AM
finanznachrichten.de logoPro-Trader Daily: Earnings Review and Free Research Report: National Health Investors Reported Better Than Expected Revenue
www.finanznachrichten.de - September 2 at 8:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors (NHI) vs. Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT) Head to Head Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 31 at 12:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Director Purchases $20,704.46 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 28 at 8:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Insider Kevin Carlton Pascoe Sells 2,000 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 28 at 7:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 28 at 6:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors (NHI) & Medical Properties Trust (MPW) Financial Comparison
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 26 at 2:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNHI Hires Senior Vice President of Investments
finance.yahoo.com - August 24 at 10:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Lifted to "Hold" at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 20 at 10:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NHI-US : August 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 15 at 3:29 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about National Health Investors Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - August 14 at 5:33 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 4:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIHS Markit Score Update: Drop in demand for ETFs holding National Health Investors Inc is a negative sign for its shares
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 6:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNHI Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 6:11 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNHI Announces Third Quarter 2017 Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 6:11 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: National Health Investors, Inc. to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 6:11 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNational Health Investors reports 2Q results
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 6:11 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of NHI earnings conference call or presentation 9-Aug-17 4:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 6:11 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.95
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 9 at 6:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.03 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 9 at 5:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 9 at 9:36 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-NHI announces $10 mln mortgage loan for acquisition of New Hampshire Memory Care Community
www.reuters.com - August 9 at 3:39 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNHI Announces $10 Million Mortgage Loan for Acquisition of New Hampshire Memory Care Community
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 3:39 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoReviewing National Health Investors (NHI) and Ventas (VTR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 22 at 12:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NHI-US : July 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 20 at 2:25 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNHI to Host Investor Day
finance.yahoo.com - July 20 at 2:25 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 18 at 5:02 PM
seekingalpha.com logoWill National Health Investors Become A Consolidator?
seekingalpha.com - July 18 at 6:37 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNHI Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call Date
finance.yahoo.com - July 18 at 6:37 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing LTC Properties (LTC) & National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 9 at 7:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors Inc (NYSE:NHI) Rating Lowered to Hold at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 8 at 5:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 7:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Rating Reiterated by Mizuho
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 1:15 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Price Target Increased to $82.00 by Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 25 at 3:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 23 at 2:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLTC Properties (LTC) vs. National Health Investors (NHI) Critical Contrast
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 17 at 4:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) Rating Lowered to Hold at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 13 at 3:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Health Investors (NHI) vs. Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) Critical Analysis
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 10 at 8:30 PM

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