Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?


As of Friday close, Brookdale Senior Living Inc.’s (NYSE:BKD) stock was down -$0.19, moving down -6.79 percent to $2.61. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,680,420 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.34 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,557,890, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,420,210.

Since last month, BKD stock retreated -11.53%. Shares of the company fell to $2.59 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $7.61 was reached on 02/22/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $2.37. Since the beginning of this year, BKD’s stock price has dropped by -4.40% or -$0.12, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -65.68% since its 52-week high.

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BKD stock investors should be aware that Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 16 days ago on Mar 02. Asher Jordan R, the Director of the company, disposed of 17,200 shares for $3.33 on Mar 02. It resulted in a $57,286 divestment by the insider. BUMSTEAD FRANK M added 50,000 shares at an average price of $3.09 on Nov 17. The insider now owns 401,291 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.29. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.19, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.91.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Brookdale Senior Living Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.00, while its current ratio was 1.00, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 6.88, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 7.04. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 21.00% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled -1.60%. Based on annual data, BKD earned $741.77 million in gross profit and brought in $2.83 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -0.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -43.60%.

In Brookdale Senior Living Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $3.78 billion against cash and short-term investments of $48.68 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. BKD’s revenue rose 21.65% to $677.52 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $804.05 million. While analysts expected Brookdale Senior Living Inc. to report -$0.13 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.15 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -15.40%. During the quarter, the company generated $115.27 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. were 5.35 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $5.11 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $187.2 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Brookdale Senior Living Inc.’s (BKD) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 41.93%, the RSI 9-day stood at 24.35% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Brookdale Senior Living Inc. price is down by -11.53% percent or -$0.34. At present, BKD shares trade -14.98% below its 20-day simple moving average and -41.22% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -6.12% below its SMA50 and -54.21% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 10.73% and Stochastic coefficient D was 9.32%, while ATR was 0.19. Given the Stochastic reading of 2.33% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 33.42%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.21, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.34.

Analyst Ratings

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. downgraded its rating on Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) to a Hold in a note to investors on January 17, 2023. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, BKD is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Brookdale Senior Living Inc. stock as buy, with 0 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $4.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $2.00 – $7.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) will achieve an average price target of $4.45.


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