Capital Senior Living Co. (NYSE:CSU) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,700,000 shares, a growth of 24.9% from the April 30th total of 2,962,500 shares. Currently, 13.1% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 297,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 12.4 days.

In related news, VP Gloria Holland sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.80, for a total value of $38,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 18,067 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $68,654.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Sam Levinson purchased 7,833 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $4.30 per share, for a total transaction of $33,681.90. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought 223,341 shares of company stock valued at $999,729 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 18.60% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of CSU. Cove Street Capital LLC raised its holdings in shares of Capital Senior Living by 20.2% during the first quarter. Cove Street Capital LLC now owns 3,137,584 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,518,000 after purchasing an additional 526,546 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Capital Senior Living by 10.9% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,407,322 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,285,000 after purchasing an additional 138,048 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Capital Senior Living by 5.4% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,365,854 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,089,000 after purchasing an additional 122,133 shares during the period. Columbia Pacific Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Capital Senior Living by 23.4% during the fourth quarter. Columbia Pacific Advisors LLC now owns 431,950 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,937,000 after purchasing an additional 81,950 shares during the period. Finally, Altrinsic Global Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Capital Senior Living by 11.4% during the first quarter. Altrinsic Global Advisors LLC now owns 586,007 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,338,000 after purchasing an additional 60,000 shares during the period. 75.88% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several analysts recently issued reports on CSU shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Capital Senior Living from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 26th. Bank of America cut shares of Capital Senior Living from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $5.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 28th. ValuEngine cut shares of Capital Senior Living from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 10th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an “average” rating and issued a $1,300.00 price target on shares of Capital Senior Living in a report on Friday, May 3rd. Finally, Raymond James reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Capital Senior Living in a report on Friday, May 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $265.90.

Shares of NYSE:CSU traded down $0.11 on Thursday, reaching $4.31. 7,733 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 322,985. The stock has a market capitalization of $137.55 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.13 and a beta of 0.82. Capital Senior Living has a fifty-two week low of $3.48 and a fifty-two week high of $11.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 35.32, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a current ratio of 0.57.

Capital Senior Living (NYSE:CSU) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.20) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.34) by $0.14. The company had revenue of $114.18 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $116.14 million. Capital Senior Living had a negative net margin of 12.93% and a negative return on equity of 52.78%. Sell-side analysts expect that Capital Senior Living will post -1.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Capital Senior Living Company Profile

Capital Senior Living Corporation develops, owns, operates, and manages senior housing communities in the United States. The company provides senior living services to the elderly, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. Its independent living services comprise daily meals, transportation, social and recreational activities, laundry, housekeeping, and 24-hour staffing; and access to health screenings, periodic special services, and dietary and similar programs, as well as exercise and fitness classes.

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