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Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) Director Mark J. Schulte sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.51, for a total value of $345,100.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 144,542 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,988,144. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

BKD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Brookdale Senior Living from $40.00 to $47.00 in a research note on Friday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at JMP Securities raised their price target on shares of Brookdale Senior Living from $40.00 to $46.00 in a research note on Tuesday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, 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. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.60.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) traded up 1.02% on Friday, hitting $34.65. The stock had a trading volume of 1,281,734 shares. 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 $34.31 and a 200-day moving average of $32.71. The company’s market cap is $5.994 billion.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last posted its quarterly earnings results 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 in the previous year, the company posted ($0.04) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. 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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