ValuEngine upgraded shares of Store Capital (NYSE:STOR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

STOR has been the subject of several other research reports. BidaskClub raised Store Capital from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. B. Riley set a $26.00 price target on Store Capital and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Store Capital in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Store Capital from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, October 14th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Store Capital from $25.00 to $27.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $27.00.

Shares of Store Capital (STOR) traded down $0.03 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $24.14. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,816,167 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,507,123. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.57 and a quick ratio of 0.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,570.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.03, a P/E/G ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 0.24. Store Capital has a fifty-two week low of $19.65 and a fifty-two week high of $26.58.

Store Capital (NYSE:STOR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.24). Store Capital had a net margin of 35.67% and a return on equity of 5.35%. equities analysts expect that Store Capital will post 1.6 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a $0.31 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.14%. Store Capital’s payout ratio is 185.07%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. 1st Global Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in Store Capital by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. now owns 24,112 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $541,000 after buying an additional 222 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in Store Capital by 8.3% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,356 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 409 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its holdings in Store Capital by 12.1% in the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 9,607 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $216,000 after buying an additional 1,040 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its holdings in Store Capital by 3.6% in the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 59,009 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,468,000 after buying an additional 2,026 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in Store Capital by 11.7% in the 3rd quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 20,433 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $508,000 after buying an additional 2,145 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.68% of the company’s stock.

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About Store Capital

STORE Capital Corporation is an internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, investment and management of single tenant operational real estate (STORE) properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a portfolio that consisted of investments in 1,660 property locations operated by 360 customers across 48 states.

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