Shares of Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE:OHI) saw strong trading volume on Monday . 2,320,911 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 59% from the previous session’s volume of 1,459,967 shares.The stock last traded at $34.17 and had previously closed at $34.01.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on OHI. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Omega Healthcare Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Jefferies Group increased their target price on shares of Omega Healthcare Investors to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 7th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price (up from $32.00) on shares of Omega Healthcare Investors in a report on Tuesday, March 15th. Vetr upgraded shares of Omega Healthcare Investors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $34.25 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. Finally, JMP Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Omega Healthcare Investors in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $36.61.

The stock has a market capitalization of $6.43 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.14. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $32.81 and a 200-day moving average price of $33.19.

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $212.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.40 million. The company’s revenue was up 59.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.71 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. will post $3.31 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Thomas F. Franke bought 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 23rd. The stock was bought at an average price of $31.01 per share, with a total value of $186,060.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 82,135 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,547,006.35. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of OHI. Texas Yale Capital Corp. boosted its stake in Omega Healthcare Investors by 12.4% in the fourth quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp. now owns 28,960 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,013,000 after buying an additional 3,200 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its position in Omega Healthcare Investors by 117.4% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 30,494 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,067,000 after buying an additional 16,469 shares in the last quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Omega Healthcare Investors by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. now owns 31,035 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,094,000 after buying an additional 1,241 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Hawaii boosted its position in Omega Healthcare Investors by 135.5% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Hawaii now owns 36,703 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,284,000 after buying an additional 21,115 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in Omega Healthcare Investors by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 36,826 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,291,000 after buying an additional 1,696 shares in the last quarter.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc (Omega) is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in income producing healthcare facilities, long-term care facilities located throughout 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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