Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 21st will be given a dividend of 0.39 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, November 17th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.16%.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) traded down 0.14% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $21.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,111,713 shares. The company has a market cap of $5.18 billion, a PE ratio of 43.78 and a beta of 0.52. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 12-month low of $13.53 and a 12-month high of $23.85. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $22.38 and its 200-day moving average is $20.36.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 5th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47. The firm earned $261.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $259.70 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.45 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Senior Housing Properties Trust will post $1.90 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on SNH shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $18.00 to $23.00 in a research note on Friday, June 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group upped their target price on Senior Housing Properties Trust from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 22nd.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of SNH. BlackRock Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 1.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Investment Management LLC now owns 694,396 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $14,464,000 after buying an additional 12,203 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 20.6% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 388,093 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $8,084,000 after buying an additional 66,349 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 4.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 9,705,645 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $202,169,000 after buying an additional 405,098 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 0.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 9,882,795 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $205,859,000 after buying an additional 41,822 shares in the last quarter. Finally, US Bancorp DE increased its position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 1.8% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 14,021 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $293,000 after buying an additional 250 shares in the last quarter.

About Senior Housing Properties Trust

Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through four segments: 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, which includes the remainder of its operations, including certain properties that offer fitness, wellness and spa services to members.

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