Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (KND) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.47 Billion

Equities research analysts expect Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:KND) to post sales of $1.47 billion for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Kindred Healthcare’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $1.49 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.45 billion. Kindred Healthcare posted sales of $1.75 billion in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 16%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, February 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Kindred Healthcare will report full-year sales of $1.47 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $5.98 billion to $6.04 billion. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post sales of $6.13 billion per share. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Kindred Healthcare.

Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The health services provider reported ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.19) by $0.08. The company had revenue of $1.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.44 billion. Kindred Healthcare had a positive return on equity of 2.29% and a negative net margin of 8.06%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.05 EPS.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Kindred Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $9.00 target price (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Kindred Healthcare in a report on Monday, September 18th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Kindred Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Mizuho reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $7.50 price objective (down previously from $8.00) on shares of Kindred Healthcare in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price objective on shares of Kindred Healthcare from $9.00 to $7.50 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.17.

Kindred Healthcare (NYSE KND) traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $7.60. The stock had a trading volume of 709,550 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,298,315. Kindred Healthcare has a 1-year low of $5.50 and a 1-year high of $11.90. The firm has a market cap of $660.69, a P/E ratio of 38.00 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.22.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its holdings in Kindred Healthcare by 149.4% in the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,104,618 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $24,518,000 after acquiring an additional 1,260,753 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in shares of Kindred Healthcare by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,488,869 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $17,345,000 after purchasing an additional 34,553 shares during the period. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Kindred Healthcare by 39.6% during the 3rd quarter. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP now owns 1,238,980 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $8,425,000 after purchasing an additional 351,280 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Kindred Healthcare by 8.1% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 162,452 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $1,893,000 after purchasing an additional 12,132 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Kindred Healthcare by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 10,808,864 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $125,923,000 after purchasing an additional 29,673 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.62% of the company’s stock.

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Kindred Healthcare Company Profile

Kindred Healthcare, Inc, incorporated on March 27, 1998, is a healthcare services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates transitional care (TC) hospitals, a home health, hospice and community care business, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRFs), a contract rehabilitation services business, nursing centers and assisted living facilities across the United States.

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