Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE:OHI)’s share price traded up 2% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $33.55 and last traded at $33.54, with a volume of 1,386,582 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $32.88.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Omega Healthcare Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 6th. Jefferies Group lifted their target price on Omega Healthcare Investors to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 7th. Vetr raised Omega Healthcare Investors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $33.17 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 28th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on Omega Healthcare Investors from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Finally, JMP Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Omega Healthcare Investors in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $36.14.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $33.03 and a 200-day moving average of $33.16. The company has a market capitalization of $6.34 billion and a PE ratio of 26.76.

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. The company earned $212.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $179.40 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.71 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 59.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. will post $3.32 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Thomas F. Franke bought 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 23rd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $31.01 per share, with a total value of $186,060.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 82,135 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,547,006.35. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Other institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP raised 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 valued at $1,067,000 after buying an additional 16,469 shares during the last quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. raised 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 valued at $1,094,000 after buying an additional 1,241 shares during the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised 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 valued at $1,291,000 after buying an additional 1,696 shares during the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC raised its position in Omega Healthcare Investors by 12.4% in the fourth quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 40,943 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,432,000 after buying an additional 4,533 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Meridian Investment Counsel Inc. raised its position in Omega Healthcare Investors by 116.7% in the fourth quarter. Meridian Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 42,282 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,479,000 after buying an additional 22,768 shares during 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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