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Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) EVP H Todd Kaestner sold 52,534 shares of Brookdale Senior Living stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.55, for a total transaction of $1,709,981.70. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 126,855 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,129,130. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Brookdale Senior Living from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 12th. They now have a $34.30 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Brookdale Senior Living from $34.00 to $36.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. Finally, analysts at Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Brookdale Senior Living from $38.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Brookdale Senior Living presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $37.93.

Shares of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) opened at 32.72 on Monday. Brookdale Senior Living has a one year low of $24.42 and a one year high of $36.18. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $34.28 and a 200-day moving average of $32.53. The company’s market cap is $5.660 billion.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.66. The company had revenue of $748.39 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $740.32 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.04) earnings per share. Brookdale Senior Living’s revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Brookdale Senior Living will post $-0.20 earnings per share 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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