Ex-Div Reminder For Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/15/13, Senior Housing Properties Trust ( SNH) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.39, payable on 11/21/13. As a percentage of SNH's recent stock price of $23.84, this dividend works out to approximately 1.64%, so look for shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust to trade 1.64% lower — all else being equal — when SNH shares open for trading on 10/15/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SNH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.39 declared by Senior Housing Properties Trust:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SNH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.54% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SNH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Senior Housing Properties Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SNH's low point in its 52 week range is $21.29 per share, with $29.99 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.79.
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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SNH makes up 5.78% of the First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund ETF ( FRI) which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Friday.

In Friday trading, Senior Housing Properties Trust shares are currently off about 0.6% on the day.

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