Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (OHI): Today's Featured Real Estate Winner

Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Omega Healthcare Investors rose $0.37 (1.2%) to $31.79 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,095,808 shares of Omega Healthcare Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,673,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $31.36-$31.92 after having opened the day at $31.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.42. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: Altis Resident ( RESI), up 19.0%, Homex Development ( HXM), up 7.0%, Walter Investment Management ( WAC), up 6.5% and American Residential Properties ( ARPI), up 4.8%.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in healthcare facilities, principally long-term healthcare facilities in the United States. Omega Healthcare Investors has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 31.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Omega Healthcare Investors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omega Healthcare Investors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Transcontinental Realty Investors ( TCI), down 4.2%, Blackstone Mortgage ( BXMT), down 3.7%, Vestin Realty Mortgage I ( VRTA), down 3.0% and Institutional Financial Markets ( IFMI), down 3.0% , were all laggards within the real estate industry with American Capital Agency ( AGNC) being today's real estate industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the real estate industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ( IYR) while those bearish on the real estate industry could consider ProShares Short Real Estate Fund ( REK).

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