Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBRA) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks lifted their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Sabra Healthcare REIT in a research note issued on Thursday. SunTrust Banks analyst E. Fleming now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $0.59 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.56. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Sabra Healthcare REIT’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.60 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.64 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.60 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.62 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.46 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.69 EPS.

Sabra Healthcare REIT (NASDAQ:SBRA) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.33. Sabra Healthcare REIT had a return on equity of 8.72% and a net margin of 34.99%. The business had revenue of $62.65 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $63.47 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.54 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year.

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Several other equities analysts have also commented on SBRA. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised Sabra Healthcare REIT from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub raised Sabra Healthcare REIT from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 price target (down previously from $28.00) on shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT in a research note on Sunday, July 9th. Finally, Mizuho lowered Sabra Healthcare REIT from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $25.00 to $23.00 in a research note on Monday, July 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.57.

Shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT (NASDAQ:SBRA) opened at 23.09 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.44 and a beta of 0.89. Sabra Healthcare REIT has a 52-week low of $19.30 and a 52-week high of $29.10.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 17th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.3599 per share. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.23%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 14th. Sabra Healthcare REIT’s payout ratio is 145.76%.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of SBRA. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new position in Sabra Healthcare REIT during the fourth quarter valued at about $120,000. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its position in Sabra Healthcare REIT by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 42,382 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,035,000 after buying an additional 171 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank purchased a new position in Sabra Healthcare REIT during the fourth quarter valued at about $18,208,000. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in Sabra Healthcare REIT by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 738,716 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $18,039,000 after buying an additional 37,156 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Creative Planning raised its position in Sabra Healthcare REIT by 6.3% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 14,248 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $398,000 after buying an additional 848 shares during the last quarter. 99.26% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Sabra Healthcare REIT

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry. The Company’s segment includes investments in healthcare-related real estate properties. The Company’s primary business consists of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to third-party tenants in the healthcare sector.

Earnings History and Estimates for Sabra Healthcare REIT (NASDAQ:SBRA)

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