News stories about Capital Senior Living (NYSE:CSU) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capital Senior Living earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.9856218251488 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

CSU has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Capital Senior Living from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Capital Senior Living from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd.

Capital Senior Living (CSU) opened at $11.64 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.60, a current ratio of 0.64 and a quick ratio of 0.64. Capital Senior Living has a 1-year low of $11.59 and a 1-year high of $17.50.

Capital Senior Living (NYSE:CSU) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.12. The company had revenue of $117.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $118.18 million. Capital Senior Living had a negative net margin of 10.37% and a negative return on equity of 8.97%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.02) EPS. equities research analysts expect that Capital Senior Living will post -0.29 EPS for the current year.

In other news, CEO Lawrence A. Cohen sold 90,700 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.00, for a total transaction of $1,451,200.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 924,145 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,786,320. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Gary E. Fernandez sold 2,510 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.27, for a total transaction of $40,837.70. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 9,053 shares in the company, valued at $147,292.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 167,379 shares of company stock worth $2,602,511. Insiders own 19.78% of the company’s stock.

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About Capital Senior Living

Capital Senior Living Corporation is an operator of senior housing communities in the United States. The Company provides senior living services to the elderly, including independent living and assisted living services, and provides home care services at one of its communities. Its continuum of care integrates independent living and assisted living and is bridged by home care through independent home care agencies or its home care agency, sustains residents’ autonomy and independence based on their physical and mental abilities.

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