Gradient Investments LLC lifted its stake in shares of Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) by 25.4% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 269,479 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 54,617 shares during the quarter. Gradient Investments LLC’s holdings in Omega Healthcare Investors were worth $7,421,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. raised its stake in shares of Omega Healthcare Investors by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 60,015 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,981,000 after purchasing an additional 898 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its stake in shares of Omega Healthcare Investors by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 89,756 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,964,000 after purchasing an additional 1,493 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Omega Healthcare Investors by 10.2% during the 3rd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 19,520 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $623,000 after purchasing an additional 1,800 shares in the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Omega Healthcare Investors by 0.8% during the 3rd quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 238,119 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,598,000 after purchasing an additional 1,880 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Barry Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Omega Healthcare Investors by 0.6% during the 3rd quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC now owns 343,451 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $10,960,000 after purchasing an additional 1,915 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 67.91% of the company’s stock.

In other Omega Healthcare Investors news, Director Bernard J. Korman purchased 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $26.89 per share, for a total transaction of $2,689,000.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 896,895 shares in the company, valued at $24,117,506.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 1.54% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE OHI) opened at $26.13 on Friday. Omega Healthcare Investors Inc has a 12 month low of $24.90 and a 12 month high of $35.14. The company has a quick ratio of 3.40, a current ratio of 3.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,175.65, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.87, a P/E/G ratio of 2.70 and a beta of 0.41.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be paid a $0.66 dividend. This represents a $2.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.10%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 30th. This is a boost from Omega Healthcare Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.65. Omega Healthcare Investors’s dividend payout ratio is 321.96%.

OHI has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Omega Healthcare Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Hilliard Lyons cut Omega Healthcare Investors to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Vetr cut Omega Healthcare Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $32.96 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Stifel Nicolaus cut Omega Healthcare Investors from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $35.00 to $29.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, TheStreet cut Omega Healthcare Investors from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.85.

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Omega Healthcare Investors Company Profile

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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