Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI ) has announced a one-cent increase in its quarterly dividend.
The company will pay $0.45 per share of common stock, which represents a boost of 2.3% from its previous disbursement of $0.44. The new dividend will be paid on Feb. 15 to shareholders of record as of the close of Jan. 31.
The firm is a habitual dividend payer, and for the most part has steadily raised its payout since late 2003. The current disbursement is roughly 10% higher than what the company paid out one year ago.
Omega Healthcare Investors is a real estate investment trust focusing on properties in the medical sector. As of last September, it owned or held mortgages on 460 properties across the United States.