Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a note issued to investors on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst B. Tanquilut now expects that the firm will earn $2.51 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $2.54. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $29.00 target price on the stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 18th. JMP Securities decreased their price objective on shares of Brookdale Senior Living from $30.00 to $29.00 and set a “market outperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Barclays PLC decreased their price objective on shares of Brookdale Senior Living from $28.00 to $21.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.83.

Shares of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) opened at 17.95 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $17.28 and its 200-day moving average is $17.09. Brookdale Senior Living has a 12-month low of $11.28 and a 12-month high of $25.78. The stock’s market cap is $3.34 billion.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 8th. The company reported ($0.19) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.78. Brookdale Senior Living had a negative net margin of 6.54% and a positive return on equity of 10.13%. The firm had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.23 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.46) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of BKD. State Street Corp raised its stake in Brookdale Senior Living by 10.1% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,487,397 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,503,000 after buying an additional 228,580 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its stake in Brookdale Senior Living by 2.3% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 1,228,942 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,516,000 after buying an additional 27,266 shares in the last quarter. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Brookdale Senior Living by 187.3% in the first quarter. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,290,550 shares of the company’s stock valued at $36,374,000 after buying an additional 1,493,250 shares in the last quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC raised its stake in Brookdale Senior Living by 140.4% in the second quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 180,340 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,784,000 after buying an additional 105,310 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virginia Retirement System acquired a new stake in Brookdale Senior Living during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,215,000.

About Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living Inc is engaged in the operation of senior living communities in the United States. The Company has five segments: Retirement Centers; Assisted Living; CCRCs-Rental; Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. Its Retirement Centers segment includes owned or leased communities that are designed for middle to upper income seniors.

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