Five Star Senior Living Inc (NYSE:FVE) – Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald dropped their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Five Star Senior Living in a report issued on Tuesday. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst J. France now anticipates that the company will post earnings of ($0.54) per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of ($0.48). Cantor Fitzgerald has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued estimates for Five Star Senior Living’s FY2018 earnings at ($0.43) EPS.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on FVE. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Five Star Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Jefferies Group LLC decreased their target price on Five Star Senior Living from $4.25 to $3.75 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, May 8th.

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Shares of Five Star Senior Living (FVE) opened at 1.50 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $1.62 and its 200 day moving average is $1.97. The stock’s market cap is $75.08 million. Five Star Senior Living has a 52-week low of $1.45 and a 52-week high of $3.04.

Five Star Senior Living (NYSE:FVE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.16) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.03. Five Star Senior Living had a negative net margin of 1.97% and a negative return on equity of 16.89%. The business had revenue of $350.03 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $351.05 million.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in Five Star Senior Living during the fourth quarter worth approximately $137,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake 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 worth $122,000 after buying an additional 10,110 shares during the period. Spark Investment Management LLC increased its stake 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 worth $276,000 after buying an additional 17,909 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan purchased a new stake in Five Star Senior Living during the second quarter worth approximately $258,000. Finally, Phoenix Investment Adviser LLC increased its stake 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 worth $435,000 after buying an additional 11,900 shares during the period.

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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