Analysts expect that Store Capital Corp (NYSE:STOR) will post $111.02 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have provided estimates for Store Capital’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $104.40 million and the highest is $115.28 million. Store Capital reported sales of $96.42 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 15.1%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, February 22nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Store Capital will report full-year sales of $111.02 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $418.50 million to $435.70 million. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post sales of $472.44 million per share, with estimates ranging from $421.70 million to $502.18 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Store Capital.

A number of research firms have commented on STOR. Zacks Investment Research raised Store Capital from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub raised Store Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. B. Riley set a $26.00 price objective on Store Capital and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Mizuho raised Store Capital from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $23.50 to $27.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Store Capital in a research note on Monday, November 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $27.00.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Penserra Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Store Capital by 19.9% in the second quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 4,530 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 752 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in Store Capital by 8.3% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,356 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 409 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lifted its stake in Store Capital by 12.1% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 5,363 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 580 shares during the period. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Store Capital by 14.0% in the second quarter. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 6,164 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 759 shares during the period. Finally, Ffcm LLC lifted its stake in Store Capital by 304.0% in the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 7,418 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $171,000 after buying an additional 5,582 shares during the period. 95.68% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Store Capital (NYSE STOR) opened at $25.90 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.57 and a quick ratio of 0.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,950.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.20 and a beta of 0.24. Store Capital has a 1 year low of $19.65 and a 1 year high of $26.58.

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About Store Capital

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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