Equities analysts predict that Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) will report $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Senior Housing Properties Trust’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.45 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.21. Senior Housing Properties Trust posted earnings per share of $0.25 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 4%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, February 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Senior Housing Properties Trust will report full-year earnings of $1.58 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.52 to $1.76. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $1.69 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.56 to $1.80. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Senior Housing Properties Trust.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $279.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $279.10 million. Senior Housing Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.36% and a return on equity of 13.42%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.14 EPS.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on SNH. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Jefferies Financial Group cut shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, November 16th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 9th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $17.00 to $15.00 in a report on Monday, October 29th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.00.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SNH. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its holdings in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 33.7% during the second quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 204,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,696,000 after purchasing an additional 51,500 shares during the last quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. boosted its holdings in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 3.5% during the second quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. now owns 84,893 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,536,000 after purchasing an additional 2,900 shares during the last quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas acquired a new position in Senior Housing Properties Trust during the second quarter worth $923,000. OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted its holdings in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 4.3% during the second quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 126,034 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,280,000 after purchasing an additional 5,160 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC acquired a new position in Senior Housing Properties Trust during the second quarter worth $11,007,000. Institutional investors own 72.87% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ SNH traded down $0.42 during trading on Friday, reaching $13.30. 2,815,904 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,928,627. The stock has a market cap of $3.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.42, a P/E/G ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 4.49 and a current ratio of 4.49. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a fifty-two week low of $13.06 and a fifty-two week high of $19.98.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 29th were issued a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 26th. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 98.73%.

Senior Housing Properties Trust Company Profile

SNH is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns medical office and life science properties, senior living communities and wellness centers throughout the United States. SNH is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc (Nasdaq: RMR), or RMR Inc, an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, MA.

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