Reasons for Mark Newman’s Share Buy of Altria Group, Inc. (MO)’s Stock; Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) Had 4 Bullish Analysts

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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Brookdale Senior Living had 40 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, March 27 by Jefferies. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 27. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, November 11. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, February 23. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 2 to “Underperform”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $15.5 target in Friday, September 29 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, November 2. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, February 22. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, January 6. See Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) latest ratings:

13/04/2018 Broker: JMP Securities Rating: Buy New Target: $9.0000
05/03/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $12.0 Maintain
27/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Sector Perform Downgrade
22/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $9.0 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
20/11/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $16.0
08/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $13.0 Maintain
07/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy Old Target: $16.00 New Target: $14.00 Maintain

The stock decreased 1.91% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $7.19. About 2.65M shares traded. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) has declined 47.17% since May 3, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 58.72% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold Brookdale Senior Living Inc. shares while 52 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 180.09 million shares or 0.01% less from 180.11 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sterling Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.01% or 164,037 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt holds 187 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 0% of its portfolio in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). 113,806 were reported by Panagora Asset Mngmt. First Quadrant L P Ca holds 344,127 shares. Barclays Public Ltd holds 0% or 394,382 shares. Carlson Cap L P holds 1.07M shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. 226,735 were reported by State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys. Hbk Invests Lp holds 0.01% or 93,100 shares in its portfolio. Lee Danner Bass Inc invested in 1.11% or 1.13M shares. Highbridge Cap Mgmt Lc reported 340,753 shares stake. Prelude Cap Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.46% of its portfolio in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada invested 0% of its portfolio in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD). Levin Capital Strategies Lp holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) for 1.95 million shares. Secor Cap Advsr L P reported 51,373 shares stake.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 6 buys, and 0 insider sales for $495,064 activity. WIELANSKY LEE S had bought 10,000 shares worth $68,999. 6,950 shares were bought by BROMLEY MARCUS E, worth $49,866. SEWARD JAMES R bought $33,400 worth of stock. BAIER LUCINDA M also bought $104,100 worth of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) shares. The insider BUMSTEAD FRANK M bought $134,000.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.34 billion. It operates through five divisions: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, CCRCs – Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. It currently has negative earnings. The Retirement Centers segment owns or leases communities comprising independent living and assisted living units in a single community that are primarily designed for middle to upper income senior citizens.

Mark Newman, director of Altria Group Inc, in an insider legal trading transaction bought some 5,345 shares whose worth is estimated to be $300,334 at average stock price of $56.2. Now, he holds a total of 6,022 shares or 0.0003% of the company’s market cap.

Among 20 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Altria Group Inc. has $85.0 highest and $58.49 lowest target. $71.15’s average target is 27.76% above currents $55.69 stock price. Altria Group Inc. had 65 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 10 with “Buy”. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, April 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by Edward Jones given on Wednesday, November 1. Berenberg initiated the shares of MO in report on Tuesday, June 14 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $71 target in Monday, June 27 report. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, February 1. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, April 18 to “Neutral”. As per Thursday, March 23, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7500 target in Monday, April 23 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $6200 target in Friday, June 30 report.

Since February 7, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.82 million activity. 6,500 shares were sold by Dillard James E III, worth $410,313 on Friday, February 9. On Friday, March 2 the insider SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR sold $199,488. $216,154 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) was sold by Quigley Brian W. 14,953 shares were sold by Johnson Craig A., worth $995,734.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 63 investors sold Altria Group, Inc. shares while 521 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 410 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 1.13% less from 1.17 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Jnba Advisors, a Minnesota-based fund reported 225 shares. 16,903 were accumulated by San Francisco Sentry Invest Grp Inc (Ca). Lau Assoc stated it has 0.5% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Trustco National Bank & Trust N Y has invested 0.36% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Moreover, Glg Ltd Company has 0.13% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Barr E S And holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 3,559 shares. Old Bancorp In reported 0.19% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). & invested in 80,663 shares. Usca Ria Limited Liability Corp has 171,559 shares. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Company holds 44,000 shares. Retirement Of Alabama stated it has 1.36 million shares or 0.47% of all its holdings. Macquarie Group Inc has 50,960 shares. Moreover, Central Commercial Bank And has 0.18% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 10,332 shares. 38,978 are owned by Visionary Asset Mgmt Inc. Northpointe Ltd holds 56,005 shares or 0.45% of its portfolio.

The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $55.69. About 8.52 million shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has declined 17.05% since May 3, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.60% the S&P500.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, makes and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. The company has market cap of $105.50 billion. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen and Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands. It has a 10.49 P/E ratio. The firm also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste.

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