Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.27

News coverage about Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Senior Housing Properties Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.8226363868851 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE SNH) opened at 19.05 on Thursday. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 52-week low of $17.14 and a 52-week high of $23.85. The stock has a market cap of $4.53 billion and a PE ratio of 31.80. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $20.10 and its 200-day moving average price is $20.40.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.01. Senior Housing Properties Trust had a net margin of 6.43% and a return on equity of 2.01%. The company had revenue of $265.01 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $260.72 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.47 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Senior Housing Properties Trust will post $0.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 20th.

SNH has been the subject of several research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded Senior Housing Properties Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $24.00 to $22.00 in a research note on Monday, May 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, May 12th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Monday, May 8th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, June 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Senior Housing Properties Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.67.

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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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