Kindred Healthcare (KND) Getting Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

News stories about Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kindred Healthcare earned a coverage optimism score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the health services provider an impact score of 45.5188915861012 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Kindred Healthcare (NYSE KND) traded down $0.20 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $8.55. 1,835,599 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,207,735. Kindred Healthcare has a 1-year low of $5.50 and a 1-year high of $11.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.22, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a current ratio of 1.55. The stock has a market cap of $743.27, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.75, a P/E/G ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 1.21.

Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The health services provider reported ($0.11) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.08. Kindred Healthcare had a negative net margin of 8.06% and a positive return on equity of 2.29%. The firm had revenue of $1.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.44 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.05 earnings per share. Kindred Healthcare’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Kindred Healthcare will post 0.32 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on KND. Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of Kindred Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $9.00 price target (down from $10.00) on shares of Kindred Healthcare in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Kindred Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $7.50 price target (down from $8.00) on shares of Kindred Healthcare in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Kindred Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.86.

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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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