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Two Stocks in Focus: Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) and Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD)

Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS)

Keysight Technologies, Inc. is an Applied Technology company that provides electronic measurement solutions to the communications and electronics industries. It provides electronic measurement instruments and systems and related software, software design tools, and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment, and operation of electronics equipment. The Company provides start-up assistance, consulting, optimization and application support throughout the customer’s product lifecycle. It also offers customization, consulting and optimization services throughout the customer’s product lifecycle. Keysight Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS)’s Financial Overview

Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE) surged 0.28% yesterday to close its trading session at $67.26. The company has 1 year Price Target of $75.38. Keysight Technologies Inc. has 52-Week high of $70.4 and 52-Week Low of $42.13. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 70.40 and 52-Week Low on 42.13. The stock traded with the volume of 1.13 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $12.58 Billion.

Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 10/30/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.01/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.91/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.1 a share with a surprise factor of 11%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 10.81 Percent, SMA50 of 13.05 Percent and SMA200 of 13.59 percent. Keysight Technologies Inc. has P/S value of 3.24 while its P/B value stands at 5.17. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 2.8 percent, Return on Equity of 6.6 percent and Return on Investment of -1.5 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 54.9 percent and -8.9 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 1.4 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 8 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Keysight Technologies Inc have a median target of 75.00, with a high estimate of 80.00 and a low estimate of 73.00. The median estimate represents a +11.51% increase from the last price of 67.26.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD)

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is a leading owner and operator of senior living facilities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing an exceptional living experience through properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. The Company owns and operates independent, assisted and dementia-care facilities.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD)’s Financial Outlook

The 7 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Brookdale Senior Living Inc have a median target of 11.00, with a high estimate of 13.00 and a low estimate of 8.00. The median estimate represents a +42.86% increase from the last price of 7.70.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is estimated to report earnings on 02/28/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 2 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $-0.23. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $-0.26.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.17. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 1.72% and closed its last trading session at $7.7. The company has the market capitalization of $1.45 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $10.39 and 52-Week low of $6.08. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 10.39 and 52-Week low on 6.08. The company has volume of 1.17 Million shares. The company has a total of 187.68 Million shares outstanding.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $-0.2/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $-0.44/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.24. This shows a surprise factor of 54.5 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 14.93 percent. Beta for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. stands at 1.73 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.36. The company has Weekly Volatility of 4.92%% and Monthly Volatility of 5.40%%.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 6.01%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -4.04 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -8%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of -9.2 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of -58.3 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -5.7% with Gross margin of 24.2 percent and Operating & Profit margin of -11.8% and -13.9% respectively.