Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

News stories about Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brookdale Senior Living earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.7208452694413 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on BKD. ValuEngine lowered Brookdale Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, September 3rd. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.50 target price (down from $16.50) on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Stephens set a $16.00 target price on Brookdale Senior Living and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their target price on Brookdale Senior Living from $16.00 to $14.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Brookdale Senior Living in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.42.

Shares of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE BKD) opened at $9.75 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.23, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.83. Brookdale Senior Living has a 52-week low of $8.78 and a 52-week high of $16.31.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The company reported ($2.22) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.25) by ($1.97). Brookdale Senior Living had a negative net margin of 17.85% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%. The company had revenue of $1.17 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.16 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.28) EPS. Brookdale Senior Living’s revenue was down 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Brookdale Senior Living will post -2.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Brookdale Senior Living Company Profile

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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