Senior Housing Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (SNH)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Senior Housing Properties (NYSE: SNH) is Monday, April 15, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 39 cents per share. At a price of $27.57 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.6%.

The average volume for Senior Housing has been two million shares per day over the past 30 days. Senior Housing has a market cap of $5.23 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 16.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 company has a P/E ratio of 34.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Senior Housing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Senior Housing Ratings Report.

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