Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) has trended positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. AlphaOne, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brookdale Senior Living earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 95 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD)

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group LLC set a $14.00 price objective on Brookdale Senior Living and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 18th. ValuEngine downgraded Brookdale Senior Living from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookdale Senior Living from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Brookdale Senior Living has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.29.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) traded down 1.00% during trading on Friday, reaching $14.81. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,750,789 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $13.91 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.62. The company’s market capitalization is $2.76 billion. Brookdale Senior Living has a 12-month low of $10.65 and a 12-month high of $18.62.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The company reported ($0.05) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.07. Brookdale Senior Living had a positive return on equity of 13.22% and a negative net margin of 9.77%. The firm had revenue of $1.22 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.21 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.58 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Brookdale Senior Living will post $1.80 earnings per share for the current fiscal 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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