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

Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on FVE. Jefferies Group LLC cut their price target on shares of Five Star Senior Living from $4.25 to $3.75 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, May 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating on shares of Five Star Senior Living in a report on Monday, May 8th.

Five Star Senior Living (NYSE FVE) traded up 3.12% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $1.65. 161,648 shares of the stock were exchanged. Five Star Senior Living has a 1-year low of $1.45 and a 1-year high of $3.04. The company’s 50 day moving average is $1.62 and its 200-day moving average is $2.01. The stock’s market cap is $81.17 million.

Five Star Senior Living (NYSE:FVE) last released its quarterly 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 company had revenue of $350.03 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $351.05 million. Five Star Senior Living had a negative net margin of 1.97% and a negative return on equity of 16.89%. On average, analysts expect that Five Star Senior Living will post ($0.55) earnings per share for the current year.

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Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in FVE. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of Five Star Senior Living by 1.2% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 565,737 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,216,000 after buying an additional 6,487 shares during the period. Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. raised its position in Five Star Senior Living by 1.5% in the second quarter. Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. now owns 451,427 shares of the company’s stock valued at $677,000 after buying an additional 6,726 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised 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 in the last quarter. Phoenix Investment Adviser LLC raised its position in Five Star Senior Living by 6.3% in the first quarter. Phoenix Investment Adviser LLC now owns 202,295 shares of the company’s stock valued at $435,000 after buying an additional 11,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Spark Investment Management LLC raised its position in Five Star Senior Living by 16.2% in the first quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC now owns 128,509 shares of the company’s stock valued at $276,000 after buying an additional 17,909 shares in the last quarter.

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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