News coverage about Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Omega Healthcare Investors earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.6932999835205 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

NYSE:OHI opened at $33.03 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 4.03, a current ratio of 4.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15. The company has a market cap of $6.51 billion, a PE ratio of 10.01, a PEG ratio of 5.47 and a beta of 0.35. Omega Healthcare Investors has a 1-year low of $24.90 and a 1-year high of $33.29.

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) last posted its earnings results on Friday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $192.85 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $200.30 million. Omega Healthcare Investors had a net margin of 10.61% and a return on equity of 2.49%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.87 EPS. analysts expect that Omega Healthcare Investors will post 2.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 31st were issued a dividend of $0.66 per share. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.99%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, July 30th. Omega Healthcare Investors’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 80.00%.

A number of research firms have issued reports on OHI. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Omega Healthcare Investors from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 16th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Omega Healthcare Investors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, June 11th. Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of Omega Healthcare Investors from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. Wells Fargo & Co lowered shares of Omega Healthcare Investors from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, June 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of Omega Healthcare Investors in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.37.

About Omega Healthcare Investors

Omega is a real estate investment trust that invests in the long-term healthcare industry, primarily in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Its portfolio of assets is operated by a diverse group of healthcare companies, predominantly in a triple-net lease structure. The assets span all regions within the US, as well as in the UK.

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