Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) Under Analyst Spotlight

Shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) opened at 19.69 on Friday. They now have a United States dollars 24 price target on the stock. Baird's price objective suggests a potential upside of 3.57% from the stock's current price.

While if we look at the Earnings Track Record, Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) managed to surpass quarterly earnings per share estimates in 4 of the trailing twelve fiscal quarters, and has a positive trend with an average surprise of 33%.

Senior Housing Properties Trust on 02/27/2017 reported its EPS as $0.18 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.16.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) has received a consensus rating of "Hold" from the seven brokerages that are covering the company. The last stock price is down -3.73% from the 200-day moving average, compared to the Standard & Poor's 500 Index which has increased 0.05% over the same time period. Finally, FBR & Co initiated coverage on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research report on Wednesday, December 21st. Back on Dec 13, 2016, a downgrade report came from equity analysts at Wells Fargo who in their research findings assigned Underperform rating on the stock.

The share price of the company (NASDAQ:SNH) was down -1.93%, with a high of 19.84 during the day and the volume of Senior Housing Properties Trust shares traded was 1909764. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 52-week low of $16.45 and a 52-week high of $23.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.53 and a beta of 0.52.

Senior Housing Properties Trust stock trades in the range of $19.22 to $19.84 before the earnings release. Revenues hit $274.3M in the December 2017 quarter, which was above the consensus $273.86M projection.

On the company's financial health, Senior Housing Properties Trust reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Feb 27, 2017. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.04 EPS.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 21st.

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"Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Robert W. Baird" was posted by The Cerbat Gem and is owned by of The Cerbat Gem. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.58%. Senior Housing Properties Trust's payout ratio is 325.01%. If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States and worldwide copyright legislation. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 2.0% in the third quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc increased its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 378.2% in the third quarter.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Investment Management LLC now owns 700,603 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $15,911,000 after buying an additional 6,207 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,548,830 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $67,179,000 after buying an additional 54,940 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 1.2% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 35.2% in the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 510,086 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $11,584,000 after buying an additional 221,511 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 173,400 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $3,612,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 46.6% in the third quarter.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) is slated to announce its fiscal Q1 earnings on Monday, May 01, 2017. The Company operates through four segments.

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