Capital Senior Living (NYSE:CSU) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday. The firm presently has a $7.50 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective points to a potential upside of 13.12% from the stock’s current price.

According to Zacks, “Capital Senior Living Corporation is one of the largest providers of senior living services in the United States. The Company currently owns interests in and/or operates 33 communities in 17 states with a capacity of approximately 5,000 residents, including 17 communities in which it owns interests, 15 communities that it manages for third parties. The Company also operates one home health care agency. “

Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on CSU. JMP Securities reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Capital Senior Living in a research report on Monday, December 31st. ValuEngine cut Capital Senior Living from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Capital Senior Living currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $9.38.

Shares of NYSE:CSU traded up $0.02 on Monday, hitting $6.63. 247,820 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 169,550. The stock has a market cap of $206.73 million, a P/E ratio of -22.86 and a beta of 1.08. Capital Senior Living has a 1-year low of $6.23 and a 1-year high of $13.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 16.28, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 0.62.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Capital Senior Living by 8.8% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,108,924 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,501,000 after purchasing an additional 170,023 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its stake in shares of Capital Senior Living by 765.0% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 141,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,504,000 after acquiring an additional 124,700 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE grew its stake in shares of Capital Senior Living by 15.9% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 76,960 shares of the company’s stock valued at $821,000 after acquiring an additional 10,549 shares during the period. First Manhattan Co. grew its stake in shares of Capital Senior Living by 6.6% during the 3rd quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 2,134,260 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,147,000 after acquiring an additional 131,735 shares during the period. Finally, Peregrine Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Capital Senior Living during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $3,987,000. 84.35% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Capital Senior Living

Capital Senior Living Corporation owns, operates, develops, and manages senior housing communities in the United States. The company provides senior living services to the elderly, including independent and assisted living, and home care services. Its independent living services comprise daily meals, transportation, social and recreational activities, laundry, housekeeping, and 24-hour staffing; and access to health screenings, periodic special services, and dietary and similar programs, as well as ongoing exercise and fitness classes.

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