Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 1,118 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,280% compared to the typical volume of 81 put options.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Glenview Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Brookdale Senior Living by 3.5% in the second quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC now owns 15,250,718 shares of the company’s stock valued at $224,338,000 after buying an additional 520,000 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in Brookdale Senior Living by 21.0% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 11,968,001 shares of the company’s stock valued at $126,862,000 after buying an additional 2,080,341 shares in the last quarter. Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in Brookdale Senior Living by 55.6% in the third quarter. Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC now owns 5,000,774 shares of the company’s stock valued at $53,008,000 after buying an additional 1,787,856 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 18.8% during the third quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 4,555,090 shares of the company’s stock worth $48,284,000 after purchasing an additional 719,740 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 1.2% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,599,350 shares of the company’s stock worth $38,236,000 after purchasing an additional 29,911 shares in the last quarter. 99.60% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE BKD) opened at $9.68 on Friday. Brookdale Senior Living has a fifty-two week low of $8.78 and a fifty-two week high of $16.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.23, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.83. The firm has a market cap of $1,810.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.10 and a beta of 1.73.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The company reported ($2.22) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.25) by ($1.97). Brookdale Senior Living had a negative net margin of 17.85% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%. The firm had revenue of $1.17 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.16 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.28) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Brookdale Senior Living will post -3.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

BKD has been the subject of a number of research reports. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on shares of Brookdale Senior Living from $16.00 to $14.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Jefferies Group set a $14.00 target price on shares of Brookdale Senior Living and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Stephens set a $16.00 target price on shares of Brookdale Senior Living and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.42.

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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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