Brokerages Anticipate Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) to Announce $0.45 EPS

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 3.11 (Hold) from the nine brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a strong sell recommendation, one has issued a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s rating score has declined by 3.7% from 90 days ago as a result of a number of analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.

Analysts have set a twelve-month consensus price target of $20.56 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.45 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Senior Housing Properties Trust an industry rank of 126 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th.

Shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) traded down 0.41% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $19.25. The stock had a trading volume of 1,312,017 shares. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 52 week low of $17.14 and a 52 week high of $23.85. The company has a market cap of $4.57 billion, a PE ratio of 32.14 and a beta of 0.44.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 17th. Investors of record on Monday, July 24th will be paid a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.10%. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 255.74%.

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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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