Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE:OHI) by 7.9% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 39,680 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 2,900 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in Omega Healthcare Investors were worth $1,347,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in Omega Healthcare Investors by 7.9% in the fourth quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 94,970 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,322,000 after buying an additional 6,920 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new stake in Omega Healthcare Investors during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $48,703,000. Raymond James Trust N.A. boosted its stake in Omega Healthcare Investors by 10.3% in the first quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 14,348 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $507,000 after buying an additional 1,342 shares in the last quarter. Investment Centers of America Inc. boosted its stake in Omega Healthcare Investors by 13.4% in the first quarter. Investment Centers of America Inc. now owns 9,518 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $338,000 after buying an additional 1,124 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sii Investments Inc. WI bought a new stake in Omega Healthcare Investors during the first quarter valued at approximately $354,000. 84.33% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE:OHI) opened at 34.95 on Tuesday. Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. has a one year low of $26.96 and a one year high of $38.09. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $36.17 and its 200-day moving average is $34.30. The stock has a market cap of $6.76 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.94 and a beta of 0.75.

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.04. The firm earned $228.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $181.59 million. Omega Healthcare Investors had a net margin of 35.55% and a return on equity of 7.44%. The business’s revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.77 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. will post $3.39 EPS for the current year.

OHI has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Omega Healthcare Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Omega Healthcare Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 5th. SunTrust Banks Inc. increased their price target on shares of Omega Healthcare Investors from $38.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Vetr upgraded shares of Omega Healthcare Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.84 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Omega Healthcare Investors in a research note on Wednesday, July 6th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.96.

In other news, COO Daniel J. Booth sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.14, for a total transaction of $742,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 216,083 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,025,322.62. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Steven J. Insoft sold 5,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.91, for a total transaction of $197,505.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 419,081 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,049,198.71. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 4.54% of the company’s stock.

About Omega Healthcare Investors

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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