Wall Street analysts expect Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD) to report earnings of ($0.34) per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Brookdale Senior Living’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.36) and the highest estimate coming in at ($0.31). Brookdale Senior Living posted earnings per share of ($0.15) in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 126.7%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, May 6th.

On average, analysts expect that Brookdale Senior Living will report full year earnings of ($1.36) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.53) to ($1.15). For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of ($1.22) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.69) to ($1.01). Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that follow Brookdale Senior Living.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 13th. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.27) by $0.97. The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.07 billion. Brookdale Senior Living had a negative net margin of 11.66% and a negative return on equity of 15.69%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.08) EPS.

BKD has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 15th. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.25 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $7.50 price target on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a research report on Thursday, February 14th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Brookdale Senior Living currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.10.

BKD stock opened at $6.83 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1.27 billion, a PE ratio of -3.43 and a beta of 1.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.12, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a current ratio of 1.00. Brookdale Senior Living has a one year low of $6.08 and a one year high of $10.10.

In other news, insider Lucinda M. Baier bought 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 19th. The shares were bought at an average price of $7.04 per share, with a total value of $52,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Denise Wilder Warren bought 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 4th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $6.56 per share, for a total transaction of $32,800.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 24,401 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $160,070.56. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders acquired 46,195 shares of company stock worth $320,904. 1.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in BKD. Camelot Portfolios LLC purchased a new stake in Brookdale Senior Living in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $67,000. Blueshift Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Brookdale Senior Living in the fourth quarter worth $69,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Brookdale Senior Living in the fourth quarter worth $73,000. Menta Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Brookdale Senior Living in the fourth quarter worth $107,000. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC acquired a new position in shares of Brookdale Senior Living in the third quarter worth $129,000. 99.48% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Brookdale Senior Living Company Profile

Brookdale Senior Living Inc owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care, CCRCs, Health Care Services, and Management Services. The Independent Living segment owns or leases communities comprising independent and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens.

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