Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD)’s share price rose 2.9% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $18.17 and last traded at $18.06, with a volume of 3,065,364 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $17.55.

Several research firms have commented on BKD. 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 research note on Wednesday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a research note on Sunday, May 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $25.50.

The firm’s market capitalization is $3.36 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $16.52 and its 200-day moving average price is $16.39.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 9th. The company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.58. The business had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.25 billion. The company’s revenue was up 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.71) EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Brookdale Senior Living Inc. will post $2.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of BKD. First Washington CORP purchased a new position in shares of Brookdale Senior Living during the fourth quarter valued at about $3,827,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 8.8% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 881,607 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,274,000 after buying an additional 71,381 shares in the last quarter. New South Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 59.6% in the fourth quarter. New South Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,975,642 shares of the company’s stock valued at $73,391,000 after buying an additional 1,484,335 shares in the last quarter. Rail Splitter Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Brookdale Senior Living during the fourth quarter valued at about $8,175,000. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in shares of Brookdale Senior Living during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,105,000.

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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