State of Wisconsin Investment Board lowered its position in Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) by 1.8% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 150,628 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,800 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s holdings in Senior Housing Properties Trust were worth $3,421,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 4.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 36,594,650 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $762,267,000 after buying an additional 1,679,189 shares during the period. Security Capital Research & Management Inc. increased its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 5.6% in the second quarter. Security Capital Research & Management Inc. now owns 12,552,456 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $261,468,000 after buying an additional 663,654 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its stake in Senior Housing Properties Trust by 1.7% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 10,426,460 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $217,188,000 after buying an additional 177,216 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its stake in 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 during the period. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in 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 during the period.

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

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) traded down 1.26% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $18.06. The stock had a trading volume of 3,014,078 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $0.00 and a 200 day moving average price of $0.00. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 12-month low of $13.53 and a 12-month high of $23.85.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.01. The firm earned $263.98 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $264.26 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.47 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Senior Housing Properties Trust will post $1.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 21st were issued a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, October 19th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.64%. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s payout ratio is currently 325.01%.

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A number of research analysts have issued reports on SNH shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 9th. Jefferies Group downgraded Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $25.00 to $23.00 in a report on Thursday, October 20th.

Senior Housing Properties Trust Company Profile

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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