Equities analysts expect that Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:KND) will report $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Kindred Healthcare’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.18 and the highest is $0.21. Kindred Healthcare posted earnings of $0.08 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 150%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report on Monday, February 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Kindred Healthcare will report full-year earnings of $0.31 per share for the current year. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $0.67 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.64 to $0.70. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Kindred Healthcare.

KND has been the topic of several research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kindred Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kindred Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Kindred Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, November 20th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and set a $8.50 price objective (up previously from $7.50) on shares of Kindred Healthcare in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Mizuho set a $9.00 target price on shares of Kindred Healthcare and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Kindred Healthcare has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.31.

Kindred Healthcare (NYSE KND) remained flat at $$9.05 on Thursday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 644,103 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,594,570. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.22, a current ratio of 1.55 and a quick ratio of 1.53. Kindred Healthcare has a twelve month low of $5.50 and a twelve month high of $11.90. The stock has a market cap of $788.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.59 and a beta of 1.13.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in KND. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new stake in shares of Kindred Healthcare in the second quarter valued at about $130,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Kindred Healthcare in the third quarter valued at about $133,000. Amalgamated Bank raised its holdings in shares of Kindred Healthcare by 0.9% in the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 11,518 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 108 shares during the last quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in shares of Kindred Healthcare in the fourth quarter valued at about $153,000. Finally, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Kindred Healthcare in the third quarter valued at about $208,000. Institutional investors own 82.96% of the company’s stock.

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About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc, incorporated on March 27, 1998, is a healthcare services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates transitional care (TC) hospitals, a home health, hospice and community care business, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRFs), a contract rehabilitation services business, nursing centers and assisted living facilities across the United States.

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