Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley cut their FY2017 EPS estimates for Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. B. Riley analyst B. Maher now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $1.71 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $1.85. B. Riley currently has a “Buy” rating and a $24.00 target price 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.

Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the company. BidaskClub raised Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on 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. Zacks Investment Research lowered Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, UBS AG decreased their target price on Senior Housing Properties Trust from $20.00 to $19.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.44.

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Shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ SNH) opened at $19.18 on Tuesday. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 12-month low of $17.14 and a 12-month high of $22.52. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,598.15, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.52, a PEG ratio of 3.47 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 1.33.

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

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 20th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.13%. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s payout ratio is 294.34%.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Eii Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter worth $1,156,000. Sterling Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter worth $2,308,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its stake in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 4.6% during the 3rd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 87,531 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,712,000 after acquiring an additional 3,845 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 16.8% during the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 236,841 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,630,000 after acquiring an additional 34,108 shares during the period. Finally, Alyeska Investment Group L.P. bought a new position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter worth $1,063,000. Institutional investors own 74.65% of the company’s stock.

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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