Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media coverage about Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Brookdale Senior Living earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.4901553901346 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) traded up 0.97% on Friday, hitting $12.52. 1,560,942 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $14.06 and a 200 day moving average of $13.88. The company’s market cap is $2.33 billion. Brookdale Senior Living has a one year low of $10.65 and a one year high of $18.34.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The company reported ($0.23) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.79. The business had revenue of $1.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.14 billion. Brookdale Senior Living had a positive return on equity of 6.00% and a negative net margin of 10.14%. The firm’s revenue was down 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.19) EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Brookdale Senior Living will post $1.80 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on BKD. BidaskClub cut shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research cut Brookdale Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on Brookdale Senior Living from $20.00 to $16.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $16.50 price target on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.29.

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About Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living Inc operates senior living communities in the United States. The Company operates independent living, assisted living and dementia-care communities, and continuing care retirement centers (CCRCs). It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers; Assisted Living; CCRCs-Rental; Brookdale Ancillary Services and Management Services.

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