Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley cut their FY2017 earnings estimates for shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. B. Riley analyst B. Maher now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.71 for the year, down from their prior forecast of $1.85. B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $24.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Senior Housing Properties Trust’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.37 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.47 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.53 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.92 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.97 EPS.

Several other research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. UBS AG cut their price objective on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from $20.00 to $19.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Senior Housing Properties Trust has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.44.

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Shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) opened at $19.39 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.33 and a quick ratio of 1.33. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 52 week low of $17.14 and a 52 week high of $22.52. The stock has a market cap of $4,557.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.39 and a beta of 0.46.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $266.68 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $266.23 million. Senior Housing Properties Trust had a return on equity of 3.79% and a net margin of 11.72%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.45 earnings per share.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 0.6% in the 3rd quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 503,830 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $9,827,000 after acquiring an additional 3,071 shares during the last quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 301.8% in the 3rd quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd now owns 146,975 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,874,000 after acquiring an additional 110,400 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp increased its stake in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 63.9% in the third quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 64,753 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,275,000 after buying an additional 25,241 shares during the period. Finally, Lido Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 214.8% in the third quarter. Lido Advisors LLC now owns 47,629 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $876,000 after buying an additional 32,500 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.65% of the company’s stock.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 23rd will be paid a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 20th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.05%. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 294.34%.

Senior Housing Properties Trust Company Profile

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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