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

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Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Omega Healthcare Investors rose $0.42 (1.4%) to $30.41 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,210,274 shares of Omega Healthcare Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,580,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $29.99-$30.59 after having opened the day at $30.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.99. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: Alexander & Baldwin ( ALEX), up 76.9%, Altis Resident ( RESI), up 30.6%, Magyar Bancorp ( MGYR), up 19.0% and Vestin Realty Mortgage II ( VRTB), up 16.0%.

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 $3.5 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 25.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Meadowbrook Insurance Group ( MIG), down 10.6%, Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), down 9.6%, Bank Bradesco ( BBDO), down 8.6% and CorEnergy Infrastructure ( CORR), down 8.4% , were all laggards within the financial sector with Allstate ( ALL) being today's financial sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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