Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group upped their Q4 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a report released on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst O. Okusanya now expects that the real estate investment trust will earn $0.41 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.38. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Senior Housing Properties Trust’s FY2018 earnings at $1.86 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.84 EPS.

A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on SNH. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. UBS Group cut their target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from $20.00 to $19.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from $18.50 to $19.50 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.19.

Shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) opened at $17.99 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a fifty-two week low of $17.64 and a fifty-two week high of $22.52. The company has a market cap of $4,210.81, a PE ratio of 33.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.19 and a beta of 0.47.

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

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in SNH. Stifel Financial Corp raised its position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 63.9% in the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 64,753 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,275,000 after acquiring an additional 25,241 shares during the period. Lido Advisors LLC increased its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 214.8% during the 3rd quarter. Lido Advisors LLC now owns 47,629 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $876,000 after purchasing an additional 32,500 shares in the last quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd increased its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 301.8% during 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 purchasing an additional 110,400 shares in the last quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. increased its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 0.6% during 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 purchasing an additional 3,071 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alyeska Investment Group L.P. bought a new stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,063,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.75% of the company’s stock.

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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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