Equities research analysts predict that Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) will report sales of $278.48 million for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Senior Housing Properties Trust’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $281.35 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $275.88 million. Senior Housing Properties Trust reported sales of $274.30 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 1.5%. The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, February 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Senior Housing Properties Trust will report full year sales of $278.48 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $1.07 billion to $1.08 billion. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will report sales of $1.10 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $1.08 billion to $1.14 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that follow Senior Housing Properties Trust.

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

Several research analysts have commented on SNH shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. ValuEngine downgraded Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub raised Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Senior Housing Properties Trust from $18.50 to $19.50 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.31.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. 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 valued at $876,000 after buying an additional 32,500 shares during the period. Sterling Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in the third quarter valued at approximately $2,308,000. AMP Capital Investors Ltd increased its stake in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 301.8% in the third quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd now owns 146,975 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,874,000 after buying an additional 110,400 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its stake in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 28.4% in the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 476,998 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $9,325,000 after buying an additional 105,470 shares during the period. Finally, AXA increased its stake in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 28.3% in the third quarter. AXA now owns 305,527 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $5,973,000 after buying an additional 67,429 shares during the period. 73.80% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ SNH) opened at $19.04 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $4,529.23, a PE ratio of 10.36, a P/E/G ratio of 3.43 and a beta of 0.47. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 52 week low of $17.14 and a 52 week high of $22.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.33 and a quick ratio of 1.33.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 23rd were paid a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.19%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 20th. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 294.34%.

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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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