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Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) EVP Glenn O. Maul sold 11,484 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.58, for a total value of $374,148.72. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 80,596 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,625,818. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) traded up 2.05% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $33.39. 1,575,363 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 $36.18. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $34.27 and a 200-day moving average of $32.65. The company’s market cap is $5.776 billion.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ 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.

A number of research firms have recently commented on BKD. 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 research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $37.93.

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

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