Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI) Downgraded to Sell at Vetr Inc.

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) was downgraded by Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, April 17th. They currently have a $32.50 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Vetr‘s price target would indicate a potential upside of 0.49% from the company’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on OHI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Omega Healthcare Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. Jefferies Group LLC downgraded Omega Healthcare Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $32.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. TheStreet upgraded Omega Healthcare Investors from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, February 6th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. downgraded Omega Healthcare Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, February 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Omega Healthcare Investors presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $34.47.

Analyst Recommendations for Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI)

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) traded up 0.94% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $32.34. 2,188,634 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $33.25 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.67. Omega Healthcare Investors has a one year low of $28.11 and a one year high of $38.09. The company has a market cap of $6.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.16 and a beta of 0.51.

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.02. Omega Healthcare Investors had a net margin of 40.67% and a return on equity of 8.86%. The company had revenue of $231.74 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $197.55 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.83 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Omega Healthcare Investors will post $2.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 1st will be given a dividend of $0.63 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 27th. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.79%. This is a boost from Omega Healthcare Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.62. Omega Healthcare Investors’s dividend payout ratio is presently 131.22%.

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In other news, insider Steven J. Insoft sold 87,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.00, for a total value of $2,975,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 324,076 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,018,584. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven J. Insoft sold 12,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.93, for a total value of $386,625.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 411,576 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,730,045.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.54% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in OHI. Norges Bank bought a new position in Omega Healthcare Investors during the fourth quarter valued at about $42,945,000. Allianz Asset Management AG raised its position in Omega Healthcare Investors by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG now owns 79,243 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,477,000 after buying an additional 3,732 shares in the last quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. raised its position in Omega Healthcare Investors by 19.5% in the first quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 232,679 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,676,000 after buying an additional 37,905 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in Omega Healthcare Investors by 14.0% in the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 223,271 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,916,000 after buying an additional 27,445 shares in the last quarter. Finally, DUPONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Corp raised its position in Omega Healthcare Investors by 101.9% in the third quarter. DUPONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 212,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,540,000 after buying an additional 107,360 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.78% of the company’s stock.

About Omega Healthcare Investors

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company maintains a portfolio of long-term healthcare facilities and mortgages on healthcare facilities located in the United States and the United Kingdom. It operates through the segment, which consists of investments in healthcare-related real estate properties.

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