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Should Investors Take a Bite out of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD)? – Economic News

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During the recent trading sessions stock of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) was gathering the crowd in the stock market. Many analysts use price trends and patterns to predict future performance, and we can glean some important insights about BKD by examining the chart.

How has the stock performed recently?

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) in the last month has decreased -13.59%. Shares are now up over the past year, outperforming the broad market by -100% and outperformed a peer group of similar companies by 157%. After the latest session, which saw the stock close at a price of $10.11, BKD sits below its 52-week high. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) has been trading in a bearish manner, based on the relative positions of the stock’s 20 and 200 day moving averages.

Momentum indicators

Of course, these surface-level price movements don’t tell us much about the direction that BKD may be headed in the future. To forecast a stock’s future performance, analysts use momentum indicators, which take into account the size and speed of these price movements. As momentum begins to slow, it may be a sign that a recent trend is about to reverse. Two such indicators are the RSI (Relative Strength Index) and the Stochastic %k Oscillator, which fluctuate on a scale of 0 to 100. A reading above 70 indicates that a stock is overvalued, and a reading below 30 implies that it is undervalued. The 20-day RSI for BKD is 31.32%, which suggests that the stock is not particularly expensive or cheap, and not predisposed to a reactive price movement based on this measure. The 20-day Stochastic %k measure, which sits at 9.56%, tells a different story, and suggests that BKD currently trades in oversold territory.

What do the trading volumes reveal?

Volume patterns can also be useful for predicting future performance. When trading activity is abnormally high, it’s often a sign that the market feels particularly strong in one way or another about the future direction of a stock. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) average trading volume of 2,737,205 during the past month is 18.87% below its average volume over the past year, indicating that investors have been less active than usual in the stock in recent times.

How risky is the stock? 

When analyzing a stock’s price performance, it’s essential to take risk into account. Beta, which measures a stock’s volatility relative to the overall market, can be used to gauge the level of systematic risk associated with a particular stock.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) has a beta of 1.71, compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock’s price movements are more extreme than the market as a whole. BKD therefore has a above average level of market risk. During the past couple of weeks, BKD average daily volatility was 27.41%, which is 10.32 percentage points lower than the average volatility over the past 100 days.