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Stock to Track: Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ: SNH)

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Senior Housing Properties Trust trades as part of the real estate sector and trades as part of the REITs industry. Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust. It owns and operates independent living and assisted living communities, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SNH stock showed a previous change of 2.37% with an open at 16.55 and a close of 16.84. It reached an intraday high of 16.87 and a low of 16.35.

SeekingAlpha:  REITs punished along with rest of market

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $4.0b with 237.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 236.8m shares. Trading volume reached 1,263,705 shares compared to its average volume of 1,256,647 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Senior Housing Properties Trust shares returned -1.06% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -11.42%. Over three months, it changed -5.15%. In one year it has changed -5.99% and within that year its 52-week high was 19.98 and its 52-week low was 14.86. SNH stock is 13.32% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 16.69 and a 50 day moving average of 18.10. Currently SNH stock is trading 0.87% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

SeekingAlpha:  REITs punished along with rest of market

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.62 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 27.16. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.45. The TTM EPS is 1.58, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.66. Historically, the PE high was 27.16 and the PE low was 10.66. SNH stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.44
03-31-2018:  0.45
12-31-2017:  0.25
09-30-2017:  0.44

The dividend per share is currently 1.56, which is a dividend yield of 9.26%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 34.47, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 51.14%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 75.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 4,314,978, which is 1.82% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.74. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.43

SeekingAlpha:  Getting Into The Weeds

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.10%, return on assets is 6.21%, profit margin is 52.69%, price-to-sales is 4.70 and price-to-book is 1.19.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 5  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 6  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.