Shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBRA) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $26.00.

A number of analysts have weighed in on SBRA shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT in a report on Monday, May 8th. BidaskClub cut shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT in a report on Friday, May 12th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT in a report on Wednesday, June 28th.

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Sabra Healthcare REIT (SBRA) opened at 21.18 on Friday. Sabra Healthcare REIT has a 52 week low of $19.30 and a 52 week high of $29.10.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be issued a $0.3599 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 14th. Sabra Healthcare REIT’s payout ratio is 145.76%.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT by 9,246.7% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,293,011 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $259,556,000 after buying an additional 9,193,585 shares during the last quarter. Numeric Investors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT during the second quarter worth approximately $30,450,000. APG Asset Management US Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT during the second quarter worth approximately $26,582,000. LSV Asset Management boosted its position in shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT by 45.5% in the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 2,778,914 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $77,615,000 after buying an additional 868,441 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT by 6.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 13,229,559 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $318,832,000 after buying an additional 797,491 shares during the last quarter. 99.26% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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.

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