RBC Capital Reconfirms $20.0 PT On Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH), Reconfirms “Hold” Rating; Davis R M Cut By $571,039 Its Acuity Brands (AYI) Stake

November 15, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Among 8 analysts covering Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Senior Housing Properties Trust has $25 highest and $15 lowest target. $20.93’s average target is 8.17% above currents $19.35 stock price. Senior Housing Properties Trust had 30 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies downgraded Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) on Thursday, October 20 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Jefferies. As per Monday, October 2, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated it with “Overweight” rating and $23 target in Thursday, December 29 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Friday, June 9. On Thursday, October 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform”. The stock of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) earned “Sell” rating by M Partners on Wednesday, August 12. The company was maintained on Monday, August 22 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, May 15 to “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, July 24.

Davis R M Inc decreased Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) stake by 1.9% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Davis R M Inc sold 2,813 shares as Acuity Brands Inc (AYI)’s stock declined 23.17%. The Davis R M Inc holds 145,070 shares with $29.49M value, down from 147,883 last quarter. Acuity Brands Inc now has $6.91B valuation. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $164.31. About shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 31.18% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 47.88% the S&P500.

Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust . The company has market cap of $4.60 billion. The Company’s divisions 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. It has a 36.61 P/E ratio. Properties in triple net senior living communities segment include leased independent living communities, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.32, from 0.94 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 25 investors sold Senior Housing Properties Trust shares while 91 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. 176.71 million shares or 2.16% more from 172.98 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 347 are held by Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Liability Company. Arrow Invest Advisors Ltd Company reported 31,870 shares stake. State Common Retirement Fund invested in 0.01% or 505,600 shares. Citigroup Incorporated reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH). Mason Street Limited Company, Wisconsin-based fund reported 116,040 shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd, New York-based fund reported 944,500 shares. Moreover, Blackrock Inc has 0.03% invested in Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) for 24.20 million shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky owns 49,658 shares. Proshare Ltd Liability owns 0.02% invested in Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) for 79,854 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 97,900 shares. Valley Natl Advisers, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 120 shares. Thompson Davis And holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) for 500 shares. Martingale Asset Management Lp holds 0.32% in Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) or 1.11 million shares. California Pub Employees Retirement System holds 575,506 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Invsts Asset Of Georgia Ga Adv accumulated 13,754 shares or 0.19% of the stock.

The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $19.35. About shares traded. Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) has risen 16.98% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.28% the S&P500.

Analysts await Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $0.46 earnings per share, down 8.00% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.5 per share. SNH’s profit will be $109.35 million for 10.52 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by Senior Housing Properties Trust for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.55% EPS growth.

Analysts await Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) to report earnings on January, 8. They expect $1.99 EPS, up 5.85% or $0.11 from last year’s $1.88 per share. AYI’s profit will be $83.69M for 20.64 P/E if the $1.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.42 actual EPS reported by Acuity Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.77% negative EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE:AYI), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Acuity Brands Inc. had 51 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, December 20 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 6 by Canaccord Genuity. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 1 report. Robert W. Baird upgraded Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) rating on Tuesday, January 10. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $242 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by TH Capital given on Thursday, August 25. As per Friday, November 4, the company rating was initiated by Seaport Global. The rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, September 23 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, November 23 with “Overweight”. As per Thursday, April 7, the company rating was downgraded by CLSA. Guggenheim initiated the shares of AYI in report on Tuesday, April 11 with “Neutral” rating.

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