Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 11,905 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $241,000.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Rational Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust during the first quarter valued at about $504,000. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 5,222.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 24,977,660 shares of the company’s stock valued at $505,798,000 after buying an additional 24,508,377 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its position in shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust by 4.3% in the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 101,131 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,048,000 after buying an additional 4,170 shares during the last quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 260.5% in the first quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 42,672 shares of the company’s stock valued at $864,000 after buying an additional 30,836 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC boosted its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,548,830 shares of the company’s stock valued at $67,179,000 after buying an additional 54,940 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) traded up 0.37% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $18.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,246,991 shares. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 1-year low of $17.14 and a 1-year high of $23.85. The stock has a market cap of $4.48 billion and a PE ratio of 31.47.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.01. Senior Housing Properties Trust had a return on equity of 4.01% and a net margin of 12.15%. The firm had revenue of $265.01 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $260.72 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.47 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Senior Housing Properties Trust will post $0.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 17th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 20th.

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Several research firms recently weighed in on SNH. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, May 12th. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, June 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.67.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH)

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