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Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI) pushed the Real Estate industry lower today making it today's featured Real Estate laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Omega Healthcare Investors fell $0.59 (-1.9%) to $30.82 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,507,272 shares of Omega Healthcare Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,231,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $30.66-$31.60 after having opened the day at $31.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.41. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that declined today were: Elbit Imaging ( EMITF), down 55.8%, American Spectrum Realty ( AQQ), down 6.3%, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 4.3% and LGI Homes ( LGIH), down 4.1%.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment firm. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It invests in healthcare facilities, primarily in long-term healthcare facilities in order to create its portfolio. Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. Omega Healthcare Investors has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Omega Healthcare Investors a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front, Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV ADR ( HXM), up 8.0%, Doral Financial ( DRL), up 6.7%, PennyMac Financial Services Inc Class A ( PFSI), up 5.2% and QTS Realty Trust Inc Class A ( QTS), up 5.0% , were all gainers within the real estate industry with General Growth Properties ( GGP) being today's featured real estate industry leader.

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