Jefferies Downgrades Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) to Hold on Valuation

October 23, 2012 7:27 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Jefferies downgraded Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) from Buy to Hold with a price target of $24.00 (from $24.00).

The firm comments: "We believe the risk associated with a Medicare cut to SNFs is relatively low in 2013 as the SNF sector is still adjusting to the 11.1% Medicare cut the sector experienced on October 1, 2011. That said, we are downgrading Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI, Hold, $24.01) to a Hold rating from our prior Buy rating.
Our downgrade is mainly valuation based given: 1) the strong 24% YTD performance and current 65.6% premium to NAV, and 2) key catalysts we were looking for (i.e., ratification of Obamacare by the Supreme Court and a favorable 1.8% SNF Medicare reimbursement increase for FY13) have already occurred."

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Shares of Omega Healthcare Investors closed at $24.01 yesterday.


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