Headlines about Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kindred Healthcare earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the health services provider an impact score of 44.7941691015144 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of Kindred Healthcare (KND) opened at $9.00 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $827.77, a PE ratio of -1.50 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.22. Kindred Healthcare has a 12-month low of $5.50 and a 12-month high of $11.90.
Several research analysts have commented on KND shares. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $8.50 target price (up previously from $7.50) on shares of Kindred Healthcare in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kindred Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Mizuho set a $9.00 target price on Kindred Healthcare and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 18th. ValuEngine upgraded Kindred Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Kindred Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.31.
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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