Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Senior Housing Properties

(

SNH

) as a strong and under the radar candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Senior Housing Properties as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • SNH has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $31.4 million.
  • SNH has traded 157.47800000000000864019966684281826019287109375 options contracts today.
  • SNH is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • SNH has a PE ratio of 4.
  • SNH is mentioned 1.74 times per day on StockTwits.
  • SNH has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • SNH is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • SNH is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • SNH is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • SNH is currently trading above yesterday's high.

'Strong and Under the Radar' stocks tend to be worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and price action. Market technicians refer to such stocks as being in an accumulation phase before a mark-up and peak. Traders and hedge funds have frequently found that these types of stocks continue to build a solid price base and then ultimately spike higher and peak when others 'discover' how good the stock is performing. By leveraging the social discovery aspect of StockTwits we are highlighting stocks that don't currently receive much attention from retail investors, but we suspect may soon garner more attention.

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More details on SNH:

Senior Housing Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), primarily invests in senior housing properties in the United States. The trust invests in hospitals, nursing homes, senior apartments, independent living properties, and assisted living properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.9%. SNH has a PE ratio of 4. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Senior Housing Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Senior Housing Properties has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Senior Housing has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.48 and a short float of 3.1% with 4.04 days to cover. Shares are up 35.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Senior Housing Properties as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • SNH's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 11.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 13.0%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, SENIOR HOUSING PPTYS TRUST's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for SENIOR HOUSING PPTYS TRUST is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 31.70%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 12.09% significantly trails the industry average.

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