Shares of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $19.90.

BKD has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Brookdale Senior Living and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BKD. State Street Corp increased its stake in Brookdale Senior Living by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,482,241 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,831,000 after buying an additional 15,095 shares during the last quarter. Camber Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Brookdale Senior Living by 37.5% in the fourth quarter. Camber Capital Management LLC now owns 5,500,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $68,310,000 after buying an additional 1,500,000 shares during the last quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC purchased a new stake in Brookdale Senior Living during the first quarter valued at $1,458,000. Guggenheim Capital LLC increased its stake in Brookdale Senior Living by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 14,274 shares of the company’s stock valued at $177,000 after buying an additional 530 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Brookdale Senior Living by 25.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,660,756 shares of the company’s stock valued at $57,888,000 after buying an additional 953,045 shares during the last quarter.

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Shares of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE BKD) traded up 0.56% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $14.38. 3,611,445 shares of the company traded hands. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $14.35 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.82. Brookdale Senior Living has a 52 week low of $10.65 and a 52 week high of $18.62. The company’s market capitalization is $2.68 billion.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 8th. The company reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.07. Brookdale Senior Living had a negative net margin of 9.77% and a positive return on equity of 13.22%. The business had revenue of $1.22 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.21 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.58 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Brookdale Senior Living will post $1.80 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living Inc operates senior living communities in the United States. The Company operates independent living, assisted living and dementia-care communities, and continuing care retirement centers (CCRCs). It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers; Assisted Living; CCRCs-Rental; Brookdale Ancillary Services and Management Services.

Analyst Recommendations for Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD)

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