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Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) CEO Thomas Andrew Smith sold 13,267 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.86, for a total transaction of $422,686.62. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 527,871 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,817,970. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

BKD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at RBC Capital upgraded shares of Brookdale Senior Living from an “outperform” rating to a “top pick” rating in a research note on Monday. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $38.00. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a research note on Tuesday, May 13th. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 12th. They now have a $29.30 price target on the stock.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) traded up 0.19% on Thursday, hitting $31.91. 722,002 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Brookdale Senior Living has a 1-year low of $24.42 and a 1-year high of $34.80. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $31.74 and a 200-day moving average of $30.07. The company’s market cap is $3.983 billion.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 7th. The company reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $747.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $746.76 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.03 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Brookdale Senior Living will post $0.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc (NYSE:BKD) is an owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States.

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