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

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Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Omega Healthcare Investors fell $0.37 (-1.1%) to $34.10 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,179,503 shares of Omega Healthcare Investors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,321,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $33.83-$34.56 after having opened the day at $34.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.47. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: Ashford Hospitality ( AHT), down 5.5%, Eaton Vance Ohio Municipal Income ( EVO), down 5.2%, Elbit Imaging ( EMITF), down 4.3% and LiqTech International ( LIQT), down 4.2%.

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 $4.2 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 good cash flow from operations. 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, American Spectrum Realty ( AQQ), up 14.2%, Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV ADR ( HXM), up 10.7%, Mackinac Financial Corporation ( MFNC), up 9.6% and Transcontinental Realty Investors ( TCI), up 8.7% , were all gainers within the financial sector with American Express ( AXP) being today's featured financial sector leader.

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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