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How to buy Brookdale Senior Living stock

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Brookdale Senior Living Inc is a medical care facilities business based in the US. Brookdale Senior Living shares (BKD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Brookdale Senior Living employs 31,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3 billion.

How to buy shares in Brookdale Senior Living

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Brookdale Senior Living. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BKD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Brookdale Senior Living reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Brookdale Senior Living, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Brookdale Senior Living. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Brookdale Senior Living share price

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Brookdale Senior Living shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$1.47 - USD$6.22
50-day moving average USD$5.0965
200-day moving average USD$3.8482
Wall St. target priceUSD$4.94
PE ratio 13.9659
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.44

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Is it a good time to buy Brookdale Senior Living stock?

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Is Brookdale Senior Living under- or over-valued?

Valuing Brookdale Senior Living stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Brookdale Senior Living's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Brookdale Senior Living's P/E ratio

Brookdale Senior Living's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Brookdale Senior Living shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Brookdale Senior Living's EBITDA

Brookdale Senior Living's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$389.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Brookdale Senior Living's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Brookdale Senior Living financials

Revenue TTM USD$3 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.01%
Gross profit TTM USD$826.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0.27%
Return on equity TTM 10.92%
Profit margin 2.71%
Book value $4.363
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Brookdale Senior Living shares

There are currently 10.9 million Brookdale Senior Living shares held short by investors – that's known as Brookdale Senior Living's "short interest". This figure is 32.9% up from 8.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Brookdale Senior Living shares can be evaluated.

Brookdale Senior Living's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Brookdale Senior Living's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Brookdale Senior Living shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Brookdale Senior Living shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Brookdale Senior Living's SIR currently stands at 6.13. In other words for every 100,000 Brookdale Senior Living shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6130 shares are currently held short.

However Brookdale Senior Living's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Brookdale Senior Living shares, or, against the total number of tradable Brookdale Senior Living shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Brookdale Senior Living's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Brookdale Senior Living shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0669% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Brookdale Senior Living shares, roughly 67 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Brookdale Senior Living.

Find out more about how you can short Brookdale Senior Living stock.

Brookdale Senior Living share dividends

We're not expecting Brookdale Senior Living to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Brookdale Senior Living's shares ever split?

Brookdale Senior Living's shares were split on a 5:6 basis on 8 April 2015. So if you had owned 6 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Brookdale Senior Living shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Brookdale Senior Living shares which in turn could have impacted Brookdale Senior Living's share price.

Brookdale Senior Living share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Brookdale Senior Living's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.47 up to $6.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BKD.US volatility(beta: 1.83)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Brookdale Senior Living's is 1.8255. This would suggest that Brookdale Senior Living's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Brookdale Senior Living overview

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. The Assisted Living and Memory Care segment owns or leases communities consisting of freestanding multi-story communities and freestanding single story communities, which offer housing and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. This segment also operates memory care communities for residents with Alzheimer's and other dementias. The CCRCs segment owns or leases communities that offer various living arrangements, such as independent and assisted living, and skilled nursing; and services to accommodate various levels of physical ability and health. The Health Care Services segment provides home health, hospice, and outpatient therapy services, as well as education and wellness programs to residents of its communities, as well as to other senior living outside of the its communities. The Management Services segment operates communities under the management agreements. As of February 01, 2020, the company owned 356 communities, leased 307 communities, managed 77 communities on behalf of third parties, and three communities for which it have equity interest. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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