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Bull’s Eye Report: Brookdale Senior Living (BKD)

Buy BKD at current levels


At, we strive to “own the best and ignore the rest” in our equity portfolios. Toward this end, each day we search our database for a “top stock” (a top rated company in terms of earnings strength as well as company and industry performance) that presents a strong technical “set up” and a good entry point.

In short, when our equity team is looking to add a stock to one of our portfolios, the “bull’s eye” stock shown below is generally their first choice.

Company Symbol Industry Stock Rating YTD% Gain S.T.
Stop Loss
Brookdale Senior Living BKD Health Care Facilities 9.8 +7.05% $26.76

Why We Like The Stock:

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) is our most compelling buy today due to the fact that it is a top rated stock (in terms of earnings strength and company/industry performance) in a scorching hot sub-industry, healthcare facilities. While BKD has pulled back from recent highs, take a look at comparable stocks in Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH), Health Management Associates (NYSE:HMA), HealthSouth Corp. (NYSE:HLS), and LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ:LPNT) – all having a stellar 2013 thus far. The cause of the BKD pullback was a downgrade by an analyst from Macquarie Research. A lone opinion isn’t enough to dissuade us from good looking charts, especially when the sub-industry itself is “en fuego.” We’d take this pullback as an entry opportunity. The short-term upside to this trade is all the way up to $30, with limited downside with a stop at $26.76. We like BKD at current prices as long as it can base at $27.

We Would Be Buyers:

At the current price (~$27.30).

Company Profile:

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is an owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States operating in four business segments: retirement centers, assisted living, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and management services.

Stock Rating: 9.8

The Stock Rating indicates the combined score of our proprietary Earning Strength and Company Performance models. The rating scale is 0 – 10 with 10 being the highest.

Brookdale Senior Living – Last Three Months


Brookdale Senior Living – Last 12 Months


Brookdale Senior Living – Last Five Years


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