Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is a leading owner and operator of senior living facilities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing an exceptional living experience through properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. The Company owns and operates independent, assisted and dementia-care facilities. “

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. 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 report on Tuesday, November 7th. Jefferies Group set a $14.00 price target on shares of Brookdale Senior Living and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Stephens set a $16.00 price target on shares of Brookdale Senior Living and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price target on shares of Brookdale Senior Living from $16.00 to $13.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.60.

Shares of Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) traded down $0.09 on Tuesday, hitting $9.41. 2,026,729 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,892,648. Brookdale Senior Living has a one year low of $8.78 and a one year high of $16.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,750.00, a PE ratio of -2.05 and a beta of 1.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.23, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 0.83.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 21.0% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 11,968,001 shares of the company’s stock worth $126,862,000 after purchasing an additional 2,080,341 shares during the period. Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 55.6% during the third quarter. Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC now owns 5,000,774 shares of the company’s stock worth $53,008,000 after purchasing an additional 1,787,856 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its holdings 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 during the period. State Street Corp boosted its holdings 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 during the period. Finally, Levin Capital Strategies L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 30.5% during the fourth quarter. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. now owns 1,951,223 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,927,000 after purchasing an additional 456,240 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.18% of the company’s stock.

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About Brookdale Senior Living

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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