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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) is tomorrow, March 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 65 cents per share. At a price of $49.56 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.3%. The average volume for National Health Investors has been 110,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Health Investors has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 12.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. National Health Investors, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), invests in health care properties, primarily in the long-term care industry in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 16.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.