Media coverage about Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.6009668369825 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, BidaskClub cut Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ SNH) opened at 19.40 on Tuesday. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 12 month low of $17.14 and a 12 month high of $23.85.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 17th. Investors of record on Monday, July 24th were paid a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.04%. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 305.89%.

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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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