Aggressive’ Bullish Options Activity Seen in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc

 Aggressive' Bullish Options Activity Seen in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc

In today’s session Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI) registered an unusually high (262) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the March, 2017 call, expecting serious OHI increase. With 262 contracts traded and 10344 open interest for the Mar, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: OHI170317C00035000 closed last at: $0.2 or 50% down. About 1.43 million shares traded hands. Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) has declined 16.48% since April 4, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.57% the S&P500.

Analysts await Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) to report earnings on November, 7. They expect $0.81 EPS, up 2.53% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.79 per share. OHI’s profit will be $150.52 million for 9.10 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.87 actual EPS reported by Omega Healthcare Investors Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.90% negative EPS growth.

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) Ratings Coverage

Out of 7 analysts covering Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI), 4 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 57% are positive. Omega Healthcare Investors has been the topic of 10 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) earned “Buy” rating by Hilliard Lyons on Wednesday, November 4. The stock of Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) earned “Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Thursday, February 11. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) rating on Tuesday, November 3. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $39 price target. The stock of Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 25 by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating given by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 12. The stock of Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Thursday, August 18. As per Thursday, August 25, the company rating was initiated by BTIG Research. The stock of Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, August 4.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS is a self-administered real estate investment trust which invests in income- producing health care facilities, principally long-term care facilities, with the objective of profitable growth and further diversification of the investment portfolio. Investments are located primarily in the United States.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.68 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.14, from 1.54 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 32 funds sold all Omega Healthcare Investors Inc shares owned while 93 reduced positions. 34 funds bought stakes while 176 increased positions. They now own 158.37 million shares or 0.90% more from 156.95 million shares in 2016Q1.
Appleton Prns Inc Ma holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) for 18,297 shares. Suntrust Banks last reported 0.03% of its portfolio in the stock. National Planning last reported 65,939 shares in the company. Moreover, Hl Financial Serv Limited Liability Corp has 0.14% invested in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) for 171,486 shares. Macroview Investment Management Ltd Liability Co has invested 1.28% of its portfolio in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI). The Netherlands-based Delta Lloyd Nv has invested 0.04% in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI). Hgk Asset Management Incorporated holds 9,486 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. The Illinois-based Citadel Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI). Legal And General Grp Public Ltd Co last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Victory Capital holds 0% of its portfolio in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) for 2,175 shares. Gsa Capital Prns Llp last reported 31,294 shares in the company. Raymond James Na holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) for 15,567 shares. The California-based California Pub Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0.02% in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI). Blackrock Japan Co, a Japan-based fund reported 8,738 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Communications accumulated 0.4% or 386,840 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since May 23, 2016, the stock had 1 buy, and 3 sales for $2.40 million net activity. Bernfield Craig M sold $1.65 million worth of stock or 43,942 shares. Another trade for 5,500 shares valued at $197,498 was made by INSOFT STEVEN J on Monday, September 12. On Monday, August 15 the insider BOOTH DANIEL J sold $742,800. 6,000 shares were bought by FRANKE THOMAS F, worth $186,060 on Monday, May 23.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The company has a market cap of $5.48 billion. The Firm invests in income producing healthcare facilities, long-term care facilities located throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. It has a 19.47 P/E ratio. It operates through the segment, which consists of investments in healthcare-related real estate properties.

OHI Company Profile

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (Omega), incorporated on March 31, 1992, is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Firm invests in income producing healthcare facilities and long-term care facilities located throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. The Firm operates through the segment, which consists of investments in healthcare-related real estate properties. The Firm provides lease or mortgage financing to qualified operators of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and assisted living facilities (ALFs), independent living facilities, rehabilitation and acute care facilities. The Firm finances investments through borrowings under its revolving credit facilities, private placements or public offerings of its debt and equity securities, the assumption of secured indebtedness, retention of cash flow or a combination of these methods.

More news for Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “3 Reasons I Bought Omega Healthcare Investors” on November 02, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Big Dividends For Sale From These Healthcare REITs” and published on November 04, 2016 is yet another important article.

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