Brokerages Set Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) Target Price at $20.93

(NYSE:MPW) by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Two Sigma Securities Ltd owns 17,115 shares or 0.21% of their U.S. portfolio. Ltd. now owns 503,830 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $9,827,000 after acquiring an additional 3,071 shares during the last quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company.

American International Group Inc says it bought 590 shares in the previous quarter increasing its holdings in Medical Properties Trust by 0.1%. Td Asset Management Inc trimmed its ownership by selling 256 shares a decrease of 1.0% in the quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 9,773 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 870 shares in the last quarter. The value of the investment in Senior Housing Properties Trust went from $943,000 to $878,000 decreasing 6.9% quarter to quarter. Finally, RMR Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 5.7% during the second quarter. The value in dollars decreased from $1,367,000 to $1,302,000 a change of 4.8% quarter over quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.73% of the company's stock. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a 52 week low of $17.14 and a 52 week high of $22.52. (NYSE:MPW) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of December.

Altfest L J & Company Inc decreased Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) stake by 33,287 shares to 49,457 valued at $1.55 million in 2017Q2. The company has a quick ratio of 2.55, a current ratio of 2.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26. The company now has a P/E ratio of 17.85 and the market cap is 4.96B.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Analysts Offer Predictions for Senior Housing Properties Trust's FY2017 Earnings (SNH)" was originally reported by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.45 by ($0.01). Senior Housing Properties Trust had a return on equity of 3.79% and a net margin of 11.72%. The firm had revenue of $265.01 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $260.72 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.45 earnings per share.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 8th were issued a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.03%. The firm has "Underweight" rating given on Friday, December 16 by JP Morgan. Medical Properties Trust's dividend payout ratio is now 126.32%. Tekla Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Company reported 0.48% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. "(NYSE:MPW)" was first reported by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune. If you are accessing this story on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States and worldwide trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this article can be viewed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/11/15/strs-ohio-reduces-position-in-medical-properties-trust-inc-mpw.html.

SNH has been the topic of several other research reports.

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) has been given a consensus rating of "Hold" by the ten ratings firms that are now covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $21.00 target price on shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. BidaskClub raised shares of Medical Properties Trust from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Medical Properties Trust Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of 0.22%, where Monthly Performance is 4.68%, Quarterly performance is 8.08%, 6 Months performance is 3.17% and yearly performance percentage is 13.75%. September 13 investment analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada made no change to the company rating of "Hold" with a current price target of $20.00. October 3 investment analysts at Jefferies Group LLC maintained a company rating of "Hold" projecting a price of $20.00.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities.

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