Shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.11 (Hold) from the nine analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a strong sell recommendation, one has assigned a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company.

Analysts have set a twelve-month consensus price objective of $20.44 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.45 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Senior Housing Properties Trust an industry rank of 160 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ SNH) opened at 19.20 on Wednesday. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 12-month low of $17.14 and a 12-month high of $23.85.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 24th will be given a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.13%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 20th. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 305.89%.

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About Senior Housing Properties Trust

Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s segments include triple net senior living communities that provide short term and long term residential care and other services for residents; managed senior living communities that provide short term and long term residential care and other services for residents; properties leased to medical providers, medical related businesses, clinics and biotech laboratory tenants (MOBs), and all other, including certain properties that offer wellness, fitness and spa services to members.

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