Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the firm. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $18.29.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $29.00 target price on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookdale Senior Living from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. JMP Securities cut their target price on Brookdale Senior Living from $30.00 to $29.00 and set a “market outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 24th. TheStreet upgraded Brookdale Senior Living from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a research note on Monday, October 10th.

In other Brookdale Senior Living news, Director Frank M. Bumstead bought 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 4th. The shares were bought at an average price of $12.03 per share, for a total transaction of $180,450.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 121,229 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,458,384.87. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bank of Hawaii boosted its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 1.2% in the third quarter. Bank of Hawaii now owns 12,250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $214,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. IBM Retirement Fund boosted its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 1.0% in the second quarter. IBM Retirement Fund now owns 18,599 shares of the company’s stock valued at $287,000 after buying an additional 187 shares during the last quarter. Brant Point Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 1.2% in the second quarter. Brant Point Investment Management LLC now owns 42,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $659,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems boosted its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 1.8% in the second quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 33,542 shares of the company’s stock valued at $518,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in shares of Brookdale Senior Living by 13.6% in the third quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 6,182 shares of the company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 742 shares during the last quarter.

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Shares of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) opened at 12.19 on Friday. Brookdale Senior Living has a 52 week low of $10.65 and a 52 week high of $23.29. The company’s 50 day moving average is $13.82 and its 200-day moving average is $16.35. The company’s market capitalization is $2.27 billion.

Brookdale Senior Living Company Profile

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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