Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBRA) Short Interest Down 14.4% in August

Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBRA) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 14,992,761 shares, a decrease of 14.4% from the August 15th total of 17,507,915 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,589,063 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.2 days. Currently, 23.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Several brokerages have weighed in on SBRA. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Jefferies Group LLC raised shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.00.

Sabra Healthcare REIT (NASDAQ SBRA) opened at 22.18 on Friday. Sabra Healthcare REIT has a one year low of $19.30 and a one year high of $29.10.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Phocas Financial Corp. grew its holdings in shares of Sabra Healthcare REIT by 4.7% during the 2nd quarter. Phocas Financial Corp. now owns 212,756 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $5,127,000 after purchasing an additional 9,470 shares during the last quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers bought a new stake in Sabra Healthcare REIT during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $505,000. Wasatch Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Sabra Healthcare REIT by 14.5% during the 2nd quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 570,029 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $13,738,000 after acquiring an additional 72,125 shares during the last quarter. Koch Industries Inc. bought a new stake in Sabra Healthcare REIT during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $739,000. Finally, Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Sabra Healthcare REIT during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $340,000. 99.26% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Sabra Healthcare REIT Company Profile

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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