STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE:STOR)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services in a research report issued on Wednesday.

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of STORE Capital Corporation from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of STORE Capital Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. FBR & Co assumed coverage on shares of STORE Capital Corporation in a research report on Monday, July 17th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $24.00 target price on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $25.50 target price on shares of STORE Capital Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of STORE Capital Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.54.

Shares of STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE:STOR) opened at 24.51 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $23.23 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.95. STORE Capital Corporation has a 52-week low of $19.65 and a 52-week high of $30.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.71 and a beta of 0.25.

STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE:STOR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $114.21 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $112.27 million. STORE Capital Corporation had a return on equity of 5.98% and a net margin of 38.71%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 24.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that STORE Capital Corporation will post $0.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Boston Advisors purchased a new stake in shares of STORE Capital Corporation during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $9,508,000. DIAM Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of STORE Capital Corporation by 26.4% in the fourth quarter. DIAM Co. Ltd. now owns 171,414 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,992,000 after buying an additional 35,784 shares during the period. Strs Ohio increased its stake in shares of STORE Capital Corporation by 22.5% in the fourth quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 115,430 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,677,000 after buying an additional 21,239 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of STORE Capital Corporation by 304.6% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 93,995 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,181,000 after buying an additional 70,761 shares during the period. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of STORE Capital Corporation by 12.8% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 75,034 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,741,000 after buying an additional 8,508 shares during the period. 92.73% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About STORE Capital Corporation

STORE Capital Corporation is an internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, investment and management of single tenant operational real estate (STORE) properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a portfolio that consisted of investments in 1,660 property locations operated by 360 customers across 48 states.

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