Brookdale Senior Living Sees Unusually High Options Volume …

Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Investors purchased 7,805 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 9,656% compared to the average volume of 80 put options.

Shares of NYSE:BKD opened at $6.76 on Wednesday. Brookdale Senior Living has a 1 year low of $5.97 and a 1 year high of $8.80. The company has a market cap of $1.37 billion, a PE ratio of -4.69 and a beta of 1.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.53, a current ratio of 0.57 and a quick ratio of 0.57. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $7.10 and its 200 day moving average is $7.48.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 18th. The company reported ($0.49) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.25) by ($0.24). The firm had revenue of $986.64 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1 billion. Brookdale Senior Living had a negative net margin of 6.60% and a negative return on equity of 27.40%. The business’s revenue was down 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.70 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Brookdale Senior Living will post -0.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on BKD shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookdale Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 13th. Barclays reduced their price target on Brookdale Senior Living from $8.00 to $7.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, January 13th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Brookdale Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 7th.

Brookdale Senior Living Company Profile

Brookdale Senior Living Inc owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care, CCRCs, Health Care Services, and Management Services. The Independent Living segment owns or leases communities comprising independent and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens.

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