Wall Street analysts expect that Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.26 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have issued estimates for Senior Housing Properties Trust’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.45 and the lowest is $0.21. Senior Housing Properties Trust posted earnings of $0.25 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 4%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Senior Housing Properties Trust will report full-year earnings of $1.58 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.52 to $1.76. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $1.71 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.62 to $1.80. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Senior Housing Properties Trust.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $279.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $279.10 million. Senior Housing Properties Trust had a net margin of 42.36% and a return on equity of 13.42%. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.14 earnings per share.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on SNH shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Jefferies Financial Group lowered shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, November 16th. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and cut their target price for the company from $17.00 to $15.00 in a report on Monday, October 29th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 9th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.00.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. First Hawaiian Bank purchased a new stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust in the 3rd quarter worth $126,000. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC boosted its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 584.0% during the 3rd quarter. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC now owns 8,550 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $150,000 after purchasing an additional 7,300 shares during the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P acquired a new stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust during the 3rd quarter worth $181,000. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd acquired a new stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth $184,000. Finally, CIBC Asset Management Inc acquired a new stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust during the 2nd quarter worth $185,000. 72.87% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NASDAQ:SNH remained flat at $$13.72 during trading on Friday. 2,965,496 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,492,050. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 4.49 and a current ratio of 4.49. The stock has a market cap of $3.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.46. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 52-week low of $13.06 and a 52-week high of $19.98.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 15th. Investors of record on Monday, October 29th were issued a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.37%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 26th. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s payout ratio is presently 98.73%.

Senior Housing Properties Trust Company Profile

SNH is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns medical office and life science properties, senior living communities and wellness centers throughout the United States. SNH is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc (Nasdaq: RMR), or RMR Inc, an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, MA.

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