Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$15.13.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on BKD shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on shares of Brookdale Senior Living from $20.00 to $16.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $15.50 target price (down from $16.50) on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a report on Monday, October 2nd.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Utah Retirement Systems boosted its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 33,642 shares of the company’s stock valued at $494,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 12.3% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 6,943 shares of the company’s stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 761 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank boosted its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 3.4% in the 1st quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 26,468 shares of the company’s stock valued at $355,000 after purchasing an additional 869 shares during the last quarter. IMS Capital Management boosted its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 2.6% in the 2nd quarter. IMS Capital Management now owns 70,455 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,036,000 after purchasing an additional 1,803 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter. Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group LLC now owns 81,030 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,192,000 after purchasing an additional 2,894 shares during the last quarter. 98.28% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) opened at C$10.23 on Monday. Brookdale Senior Living has a 1-year low of C$8.78 and a 1-year high of C$16.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.23, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.52.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last posted its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported C($2.22) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of C($0.25) by C($1.97). Brookdale Senior Living had a negative return on equity of 0.79% and a negative net margin of 17.85%. The business had revenue of C$1.17 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$1.16 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.28) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Brookdale Senior Living will post -2.08 earnings per share for the current year.

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Brookdale Senior Living Company Profile

Brookdale Senior Living Inc operates senior living communities in the United States. The Company operates independent living, assisted living and dementia-care communities, and continuing care retirement centers (CCRCs). It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers; Assisted Living; CCRCs-Rental; Brookdale Ancillary Services and Management Services.

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