Media stories about Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital Senior Living Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1598871520928 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE CSU) traded up $0.20 during trading on Thursday, reaching $16.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 190,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 313,046. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.60, a current ratio of 0.64 and a quick ratio of 0.64. Capital Senior Living Corporation has a 52-week low of $11.60 and a 52-week high of $17.89.

Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported ($0.07) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.19) by $0.12. The company had revenue of $117.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $118.18 million. Capital Senior Living Corporation had a negative return on equity of 8.97% and a negative net margin of 10.37%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.02) earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Capital Senior Living Corporation will post -0.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

CSU has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Capital Senior Living Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Capital Senior Living Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 price target (up from $13.00) on shares of Capital Senior Living Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Capital Senior Living Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.67.

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In other news, VP Gary E. Fernandez sold 2,510 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.27, for a total transaction of $40,837.70. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 9,053 shares in the company, valued at $147,292.31. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director E. Rodney Hornbake sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.65, for a total value of $93,900.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 25,599 shares in the company, valued at approximately $400,624.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 134,210 shares of company stock valued at $2,146,988 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 19.78% of the company’s stock.

About Capital Senior Living Corporation

Capital Senior Living Corporation is an operator of senior housing communities in the United States. The Company provides senior living services to the elderly, including independent living and assisted living services, and provides home care services at one of its communities. Its continuum of care integrates independent living and assisted living and is bridged by home care through independent home care agencies or its home care agency, sustains residents’ autonomy and independence based on their physical and mental abilities.

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