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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) - Buy, Sell or Hold?

Sector: Health Care   Sub-Sector: Hospital/Nursing Management
Trade DateCurrent Candlestick PatternPrevious Candlestick PatternWhenPerformance Since
Fri, 19 Dec 2014NoneBullish EngulfingFri, 28 Nov 20141.47%
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35.93 -0.01 (-0.03%) Dec 22 10:59am EST
Open: 36.00 Range: 35.86 - 36.0996 Vol: 121.2K Avg Vol: 1.84M
EPS: -0.33 P/E ratio: 0.00 EBITDA: 521.7M Mkt Cap: 6.592B
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Short Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 5 day moving average at 34.92
Medium Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 20 day moving average at 35.13
Last Trade is above the 50 day moving average at 33.76
Long Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 200 day moving average at 33.36
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How to use this info: Stock Timing With Moving Averages
Daily Chart of BKD

Stock Trend Analysis - Buy, Sell or Hold "Brookdale Senior Living Inc." (BKD)?

BKD is in a very strong uptrend. In the last 52 weeks, BKD has been trading above the 200 day moving average for 86% of the time with an average daily volume of 1.8M shares being traded. For the medium term however, the 50 day moving average is indicating a trading range with a bearish downward bias. BKD's upward trend appears to be weakening but it is still not confirmed by the 200 SMA. Confidence in the buy the dips strategy seems to be waning. Barring some weakness in the 50 SMA, the 20 day moving average is however bucking the medium term trend as price has been trading above the 20 SMA for 86% of time for the last two months.Objectively, BKD's primary trend is still up meaning the higher probability strategy is to still buy dips. Timing and the buy-in price are very critical at this juncture in order to secure profits. Traders who are thinking of going long BKD shares should consider patiently waiting for price to be near the 50 or 200 SMAs, currently at 33.76 and 33.36 respectively. Click here for the latest support & resistance levels to help you finetune your entry into or exit out of "BKD".

The analyst consensus estimates for the 1 year price target for this stock is $42.44* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
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