Five Star Senior Living Inc (NYSE:FVE) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their Q3 2017 earnings estimates for shares of Five Star Senior Living in a research note issued on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst B. Tanquilut now forecasts that the company will earn ($0.10) per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of ($0.08). Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $3.75 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Five Star Senior Living’s Q4 2017 earnings at ($0.10) EPS, FY2017 earnings at ($0.47) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.41) EPS.

A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on FVE. Zacks Investment Research raised Five Star Senior Living from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Five Star Senior Living in a research note on Monday, May 8th.

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Shares of Five Star Senior Living (NYSE FVE) opened at 1.55 on Monday. The firm’s market capitalization is $76.25 million. The company has a 50-day moving average of $1.62 and a 200-day moving average of $2.01. 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 issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.16) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.03. The business had revenue of $350.03 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $351.05 million. Five Star Senior Living had a negative net margin of 1.97% and a negative return on equity of 16.89%.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. boosted its position in Five Star Senior Living by 795.3% in the first quarter. Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. now owns 444,701 shares of the company’s stock valued at $956,000 after buying an additional 395,032 shares during the period. Boston Partners boosted its position in Five Star Senior Living by 34.9% in the first quarter. Boston Partners now owns 454,844 shares of the company’s stock valued at $978,000 after buying an additional 117,611 shares during the period. Spark Investment Management LLC boosted its position 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 valued at $276,000 after buying an additional 17,909 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new position in Five Star Senior Living during the fourth quarter valued at $137,000. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan acquired a new position in Five Star Senior Living during the second quarter valued at $258,000.

About Five Star Senior Living

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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