Senior Housing Properties Trust ( SNH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.39 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 21, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SNH stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that SNH has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $24.18, the dividend yield is 6.45%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SNH was $24.18, representing a -19.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.99 and a 13.57% increase over the 52 week low of $21.29.
SNH is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). SNH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.62. Zacks Investment Research reports SNH's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -1.21%, compared to an industry average of 8.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SNH through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SNH as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF ( KBWY )
- iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF ( REZ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is REZ with an decrease of -14.26% over the last 100 days. KBWY has the highest percent weighting of SNH at 3.5%.