Media headlines about Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Senior Housing Properties Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.0717927668024 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) opened at 18.88 on Friday. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 52-week low of $17.14 and a 52-week high of $23.85.

The business 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 8.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 20th. Senior Housing Properties Trust’s payout ratio is presently 305.89%.

Separately, BidaskClub cut shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th.

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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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