Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) Share Price

Press coverage about Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Senior Housing Properties Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.8447870753322 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

SNH has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, UBS AG cut their target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from $20.00 to $19.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.31.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) traded down $0.07 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $19.39. 417,362 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,451,298. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 52 week low of $17.14 and a 52 week high of $22.52. The company has a quick ratio of 1.33, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. The company has a market capitalization of $4,624.29, a PE ratio of 10.58, a P/E/G ratio of 3.50 and a beta of 0.46.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 firm had revenue of $266.68 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $266.23 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.45 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Senior Housing Properties Trust will post 1.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 16th. Investors of record on Monday, October 23rd were given a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 20th. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 294.34%.

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Senior Housing Properties Trust Company Profile

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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