Five Star Senior Living Inc (NYSE:FVE) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

According to Zacks, “Five Star Quality Care, Inc. is in the business of leasing and operating senior living facilities, including senior apartments, assisted living facilities, congregate communities and nursing homes. “

FVE has been the subject of several other research reports. Jefferies Group LLC reduced their target price on shares of Five Star Senior Living from $4.25 to $3.75 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, May 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Five Star Senior Living in a research note on Monday, May 8th.

Five Star Senior Living (NYSE:FVE) traded up 3.12% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $1.65. 161,648 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Five Star Senior Living has a 52-week low of $1.45 and a 52-week high of $3.04. The company has a 50-day moving average of $1.62 and a 200-day moving average of $2.01. The stock’s market cap is $81.17 million.

Five Star Senior Living (NYSE:FVE) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.03. The business had revenue of $350.03 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $351.05 million. Five Star Senior Living had a negative return on equity of 16.89% and a negative net margin of 1.97%. Equities research analysts anticipate that Five Star Senior Living will post ($0.55) earnings per share for the current year.

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Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. LMR Partners LLP acquired a new position in Five Star Senior Living during the second quarter valued at $103,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its position in Five Star Senior Living by 21.6% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 56,928 shares of the company’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 10,110 shares during the last quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Five Star Senior Living during the first quarter valued at $132,000. Alpine Partners VI LLC acquired a new position in Five Star Senior Living during the second quarter valued at $132,000. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new position in Five Star Senior Living during the fourth quarter valued at $137,000.

Five Star Senior Living Company Profile

Five Star Senior Living Inc, formerly Five Star Quality Care, Inc, operates senior living communities, including independent living communities, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The Company’s segments include senior living communities and rehabilitation and wellness.

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