For Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD], Analyst sees a rise to $4.50. What next?

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [NYSE: BKD] traded at a high on 02/25/21, posting a 18.53 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $5.82. The company report on February 25, 2021 that Brookdale Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results.

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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) (“Brookdale” or the “Company”) announced results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.


The results of the trading session contributed to over 5202134 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. stands at 6.05% while the volatility over the past one month is 5.84%.

The market cap for BKD stock reached $1.05 billion, with 183.24 million shares outstanding and 179.37 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.66M shares, BKD reached a trading volume of 5202134 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about 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 $4.20 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 0.35, with the Price to Sales ratio for BKD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.28. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.27, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.73. Price to Free Cash Flow for BKD in the course of the last twelve months was 13.16 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

How has BKD stock performed recently?

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 17.58. With this latest performance, BKD shares gained by 11.49% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 111.64% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -8.35% 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 67.21, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 71.42, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 64.74 for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 4.76, while it was recorded at 5.16 for the last single week of trading, and 3.54 for the last 200 days.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD]: Deeper insight into the 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.

Earnings analysis for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD]

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%.

Insider trade positions for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [BKD]

There are presently around $989 million, or 94.70% of BKD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BKD stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 23,617,461, which is approximately 4.653% of the company’s market cap and around 2.19% of the total institutional ownership; GLENVIEW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, holding 18,005,910 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $104.79 million in BKD stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $97.27 million in BKD stock with ownership of nearly 1.953% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 70 institutional holders increased their position in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [NYSE:BKD] by around 23,431,395 shares. Additionally, 69 investors decreased positions by around 20,211,044 shares, while 33 investors held positions by with 126,366,326 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 170,008,765 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BKD stock had 24 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,796,761 shares, while 16 institutional investors sold positions of 3,798,867 shares during the same period.

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