Five Star Senior Living (FVE) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Five Star Senior Living (NASDAQ:FVE) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

According to Zacks, “Five Star Quality Care, Inc. is in the business of leasing and operating senior living facilities, including senior apartments, assisted living facilities, congregate communities and nursing homes. “

Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $2.50 target price (down from $3.00) on shares of Five Star Senior Living in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. ValuEngine raised Five Star Senior Living from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 2nd.

Shares of NASDAQ:FVE traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $0.76. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 69,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 51,901. The company has a market cap of $43.51 million, a P/E ratio of -1.43 and a beta of 0.65. Five Star Senior Living has a fifty-two week low of $0.75 and a fifty-two week high of $1.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.72.

Five Star Senior Living (NASDAQ:FVE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.48) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.15) by ($0.33). The business had revenue of $343.10 million during the quarter. Five Star Senior Living had a negative net margin of 2.63% and a negative return on equity of 36.10%. As a group, equities analysts predict that Five Star Senior Living will post -1.14 EPS for the current year.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Five Star Senior Living stock. Marquette Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Five Star Senior Living Inc (NASDAQ:FVE) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 128,444 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,000. Marquette Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.25% of Five Star Senior Living as of its most recent SEC filing. 20.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Five Star Senior Living

Five Star Senior Living Inc operates and manages senior living communities in the United States. It operates through Senior Living Communities, and Rehabilitation and Wellness segments. Its senior living communities comprise independent living communities, assisted living communities, and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

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