Analyst Ratings for Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for SNH last month.

2 analysts declared SNH a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SNH. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 24, implying potential capital gains of 23.9 percent. The minimum price target given was 16.5, which equates to a potential downside of -14.82 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.09 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.09 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.06 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.34 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 5 analysts decreased their estimates.

SNH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 216.73 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SNH has a PEG ratio of 0.15.

SNH has traded between a high of 23.85 and a low of 17.14 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 13.01 percent, and below the high by 18.78 percent. SNH has a P/E ratio of 33.13. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SNH value stock report compares SNH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SNH is $4.57 billion. SNH is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.