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Motley Fool: Omega’s SNF-focused portfolio may buffer it from pandemic fallout — or will it?

Historically, investors have often viewed independent and assisted living communities — most often paid for out-of-pocket by residents — as safer bets than skilled nursing facilities, which generally are paid for via government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. So they encouraged operators in their senior housing portfolios to engage in efforts to attract private-pay residents. The COVID-19 pandemic may be turning that assumption on its head, according to an article published Thursday by The Motley Fool. This could be good news SNF-focused real estate investment trust Omega Healthcare Investors.

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Omega Healthcare Investors on a roll

As the biggest SNF-focused real estate investment trust (REIT), Omega Healthcare Investors appears to be on an upward financial trajectory, according to a February investor presentation. As reported by Seeking Alpha, the company has had a steady track record with compound annual growth of 15.2% and a yearly dividend increase pegged at 9.3% from 2003 to 2020. It’s also now positioned near its all-time high stock price and is a strong contender for continued share price growth.

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