Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group dropped their FY2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Brookdale Senior Living in a research report issued on Friday. Jefferies Group analyst B. Tanquilut now forecasts that the firm will earn $2.28 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.51. Jefferies Group currently has a “Hold” rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock.

BKD has been the topic of a number of other reports. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “top pick” rating to an “outperform” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $25.00 to $16.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. TheStreet lowered shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 1st. RBC Capital Markets lowered shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “top pick” rating to an “outperform” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $25.00 to $16.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. lowered shares of Brookdale Senior Living from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $10.65 to $12.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Brookdale Senior Living has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.38.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) opened at 12.05 on Monday. Brookdale Senior Living has a 1-year low of $10.65 and a 1-year high of $23.92. The firm’s market cap is $2.24 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of $15.17 and a 200-day moving average of $16.76.

In other news, Director Frank M. Bumstead bought 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 4th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $12.03 per share, with a total value of $180,450.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 121,229 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,458,384.87. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 1.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living during the second quarter valued at approximately $151,000. Janus Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living during the second quarter valued at approximately $168,000. Cahill Financial Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living during the second quarter valued at approximately $170,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living during the second quarter valued at approximately $180,000. Finally, Bank of Hawaii purchased a new stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living during the second quarter valued at approximately $187,000.

About Brookdale Senior Living

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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