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Shares of Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are covering the company, American Banking & Market News reports. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $26.73.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on KND shares. Analysts at RBC Capital upgraded shares of Kindred Healthcare from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 7th. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $18.00. Separately, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Kindred Healthcare from $26.00 to $30.00 in a research note on Tuesday, April 1st. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at UBS AG upgraded shares of Kindred Healthcare from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, February 24th.

Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) traded down 0.44% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $24.77. 29,048 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Kindred Healthcare has a 52 week low of $10.19 and a 52 week high of $26.72. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $23.57 and its 200-day moving average is $19.30. The company’s market cap is $1.340 billion.

Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 20th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.02. On average, analysts predict that Kindred Healthcare will post $1.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Kindred Healthcare, Inc is a healthcare services company that through its subsidiaries operates transitional care (NYSE:KND) hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRFs), nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, a contract rehabilitation services business and a home health and hospice business across the United States.

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