Variable type hinting in Netbeans (PHP)

Just curious if there’s a way in netbeans to give type hints for regular variables, so that intellisense picks it up. I know you can do it for class properties, function parameters, return types, etc. but I can’t figure out how to do it for regular variables. It’s something that would really help in situations where you have a method that can return different object types (like a service locator).