Wall Street analysts predict that Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD) will announce earnings per share of ($0.24) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for Brookdale Senior Living’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is ($0.21) and the lowest is ($0.26). Brookdale Senior Living posted earnings per share of $0.44 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 154.5%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings results on Monday, February 19th.

On average, analysts expect that Brookdale Senior Living will report full year earnings of ($3.43) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($3.52) to ($3.36). For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of ($0.85) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.31) to ($0.49). Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Brookdale Senior Living.

Several research firms have recently commented on BKD. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Brookdale Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Stephens set a $16.00 target price on Brookdale Senior Living and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on Brookdale Senior Living from $16.00 to $14.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Royal Bank of Canada reduced their price target on Brookdale Senior Living from $16.00 to $13.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $14.00 price target on Brookdale Senior Living and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.60.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) traded down $0.08 during trading on Friday, hitting $9.16. The stock had a trading volume of 333,163 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,768,431. Brookdale Senior Living has a 52 week low of $8.78 and a 52 week high of $16.23. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,753.94, a P/E ratio of -2.01 and a beta of 1.64.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. EP Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Brookdale Senior Living during the second quarter worth approximately $148,000. Merriman Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in Brookdale Senior Living during the third quarter worth approximately $108,000. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC acquired a new stake in Brookdale Senior Living during the third quarter worth approximately $122,000. PEAK6 Investments L.P. acquired a new stake in Brookdale Senior Living during the fourth quarter worth approximately $134,000. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue acquired a new stake in Brookdale Senior Living during the fourth quarter worth approximately $148,000. 99.18% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living Inc operates senior living communities in the United States. The Company operates independent living, assisted living and dementia-care communities, and continuing care retirement centers (CCRCs). It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers; Assisted Living; CCRCs-Rental; Brookdale Ancillary Services and Management Services.

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