Press coverage about Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Senior Housing Properties Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1250541977294 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have issued reports on SNH. BidaskClub upgraded Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price objective on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Finally, FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price objective on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Senior Housing Properties Trust has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.20.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE SNH) opened at 19.98 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $4.75 billion and a PE ratio of 39.96. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $19.31 and its 200-day moving average price is $20.41. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 12 month low of $17.14 and a 12 month high of $23.67.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 17th. Investors of record on Monday, July 24th were issued a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.81%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 20th.

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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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