Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media stories about Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brookdale Senior Living earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6773857053366 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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Shares of NYSE:BKD opened at $6.75 on Thursday. Brookdale Senior Living has a 52-week low of $6.28 and a 52-week high of $15.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,257.50, a PE ratio of -8.65 and a beta of 1.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.97, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.82.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The company reported ($0.26) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.25) by ($0.01). Brookdale Senior Living had a negative return on equity of 8.40% and a negative net margin of 12.04%. The firm had revenue of $1.17 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.15 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($1.45) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Brookdale Senior Living will post -0.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have commented on BKD. JMP Securities decreased their price target on Brookdale Senior Living from $16.00 to $9.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookdale Senior Living from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Royal Bank of Canada cut Brookdale Senior Living from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $13.00 to $8.00 in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $12.00 price target on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus cut Brookdale Senior Living from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $14.00 to $9.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Brookdale Senior Living presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.50.

In other news, Director Lee S. Wielansky acquired 10,000 shares of Brookdale Senior Living stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 27th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $6.90 per share, for a total transaction of $69,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 44,619 shares in the company, valued at approximately $307,871.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director James R. Seward acquired 5,000 shares of Brookdale Senior Living stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $6.68 per share, with a total value of $33,400.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 102,451 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $684,372.68. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders bought 36,950 shares of company stock valued at $256,401. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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Brookdale Senior Living Company Profile

Brookdale Senior Living Inc owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, CCRCs ? Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens.

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