Stifel Nicolaus restated their hold rating on shares of CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE) in a report issued on Thursday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage currently has a $19.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock, up from their previous target price of $17.00.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CareTrust REIT from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, July 17th. KeyCorp reissued a buy rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of CareTrust REIT in a research report on Friday, August 25th. BidaskClub raised shares of CareTrust REIT from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, Capital One Financial Corporation reissued an equal weight rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of CareTrust REIT in a research report on Sunday, October 22nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. CareTrust REIT has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $19.38.

CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ CTRE) traded down $0.12 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $18.65. 422,900 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 542,883. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a current ratio of 1.60. CareTrust REIT has a 52 week low of $13.36 and a 52 week high of $19.86. The company has a market cap of $1,415.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.08, a P/E/G ratio of 3.97 and a beta of 0.83.

CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by ($0.01). CareTrust REIT had a net margin of 25.68% and a return on equity of 5.76%. The business had revenue of $32.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.91 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.28 EPS. CareTrust REIT’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that CareTrust REIT will post 1.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. IndexIQ Advisors LLC lifted its position in CareTrust REIT by 22.7% during the 2nd quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 86,619 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,606,000 after acquiring an additional 15,999 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. lifted its position in CareTrust REIT by 12.3% during the 2nd quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 81,318 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,508,000 after acquiring an additional 8,909 shares during the period. Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in CareTrust REIT during the 2nd quarter valued at about $313,000. Bank of America Corp DE lifted its position in CareTrust REIT by 191.4% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 765,382 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $12,873,000 after acquiring an additional 502,765 shares during the period. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in CareTrust REIT by 27.6% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 45,843 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $850,000 after acquiring an additional 9,918 shares during the period. 88.24% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About CareTrust REIT

CareTrust REIT, Inc is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of healthcare-related properties. It makes investments in healthcare-related real estate assets. As of December 31, 2016, its real estate portfolio included 154 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), SNF Campuses, assisted living facilities and independent living facilities.

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