Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [NYSE: BKD] stock went on a downward path that fall over -5.65% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -9.68%. The company report on December 12, 2020 that BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING INVESTIGATION INITIATED BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Directors of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. – BKD.
Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq., a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”), announces that KSF has commenced an investigation into Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD).
In mid-April of 2020, class action litigation was filed against the Company on behalf of a putative class of elderly and disabled residents from nearly 56 facilities “to redress systemic unfair and deceptive trade practices and breaches of contract,” alleging that it “engaged in a scheme of understaffing and cover-up through misrepresentations, misleading statements, omissions and concealment of material facts, and the inherently flawed and deceptive staffing practices” from April 2016 to 2020. On April 30, 2020, the Nashville Business Journal issued a report exposing the “lucrative bonus and incentive programs tied to meeting or exceeding Brookdale’s financial performance targets” done in order to induce employees to “stay at or below Brookdale’s limits for staffing expenses.”.
Over the last 12 months, BKD stock dropped by -42.05%. The one-year Brookdale Senior Living Inc. stock forecast points to a potential downside of -5.53. The average equity rating for BKD stock is currently 3.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for the stock reached $779.38 million, with 183.24 million shares outstanding and 179.29 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.12M shares, BKD stock reached a trading volume of 1255895 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Guru’s Opinion on Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BKD shares is $3.80 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BKD stock is a recommendation set at 3.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Jefferies have made an estimate for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on December 02, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Barclays raised their target price to Equal Weight. The new note on the price target was released on September 03, 2019, representing the official price target for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $9 to $8, while Stifel kept a Hold rating on BKD stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is set at 0.30, with the Price to Sales ratio for BKD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.21. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.87, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.52. Price to Free Cash Flow for BKD in the course of the last twelve months was 9.80 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.
BKD Stock Performance Analysis:
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -9.68. With this latest performance, BKD shares dropped by -2.43% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 33.67% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -42.05% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BKD stock in for the last two-week period is set at 49.71, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 42.58, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.63 for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.56, while it was recorded at 4.27 for the last single week of trading, and 3.20 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD] shares currently have an operating margin of +0.20 and a Gross Margin at +12.25. Brookdale Senior Living Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -6.60.
Return on Total Capital for BKD is now 0.13, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -4.79. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -31.24, with Return on Assets sitting at -3.92. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 841.59. Additionally, BKD Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 89.38, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 81.46. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 755.98, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 80.29.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD] managed to generate an average of -$6,977 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 30.33 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.59.Brookdale Senior Living Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.
BKD Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. posted -0.49/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.23/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -113.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BKD. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. go to 10.00%.
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $681 million, or 94.20% of BKD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BKD stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 22,567,476, which is approximately 5.422% of the company’s market cap and around 2.24% of the total institutional ownership; DEERFIELD MANAGEMENT COMPANY, L.P. (SERIES C), holding 17,720,000 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $71.06 million in BKD stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $65.73 million in BKD stock with ownership of nearly -4.154% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 60 institutional holders increased their position in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [NYSE:BKD] by around 14,060,782 shares. Additionally, 73 investors decreased positions by around 18,255,835 shares, while 37 investors held positions by with 137,435,671 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 169,752,288 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BKD stock had 17 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,925,389 shares, while 21 institutional investors sold positions of 1,143,306 shares during the same period.