Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its position in Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) by 0.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 46,036 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 281 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Omega Healthcare Investors were worth $1,520,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in OHI. First Heartland Consultants Inc. raised its stake in Omega Healthcare Investors by 1.0% in the second quarter. First Heartland Consultants Inc. now owns 18,187 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $601,000 after buying an additional 175 shares during the last quarter. RMR Advisors LLC raised its stake in Omega Healthcare Investors by 30.0% in the second quarter. RMR Advisors LLC now owns 43,298 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,430,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the last quarter. Private Wealth Partners LLC raised its stake in Omega Healthcare Investors by 2.1% in the second quarter. Private Wealth Partners LLC now owns 24,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $809,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC acquired a new position in shares of Omega Healthcare Investors during the second quarter worth about $313,000. Finally, Paragon Capital Management Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Omega Healthcare Investors during the second quarter worth about $257,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.62% of the company’s stock.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) opened at 30.29 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $32.54 and a 200-day moving average price of $32.55. Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. has a one year low of $28.11 and a one year high of $38.09. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.97 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.98 and a beta of 0.50.

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.16. The company had revenue of $194 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $194.59 million. Omega Healthcare Investors had a return on equity of 8.88% and a net margin of 40.20%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.87 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. will post $1.82 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 1st will be given a dividend of $0.64 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 28th. This is a positive change from Omega Healthcare Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.63. This represents a $2.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.45%. Omega Healthcare Investors’s payout ratio is 135.45%.

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A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on OHI shares. BidaskClub raised Omega Healthcare Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Omega Healthcare Investors from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Omega Healthcare Investors in a report on Friday, May 12th. Finally, Vetr downgraded Omega Healthcare Investors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $32.50 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, April 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.38.

In related news, Director Craig R. Callen bought 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 2nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $31.40 per share, with a total value of $471,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $565,200. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Robert O. Stephenson sold 23,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.58, for a total value of $795,340.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 68,978 shares in the company, valued at $2,385,259.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.54% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI)

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