Kindred Healthcare (KND) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.16

Press coverage about Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kindred Healthcare earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the health services provider an impact score of 44.2876524409945 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on KND. Stifel Nicolaus raised Kindred Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kindred Healthcare from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine raised Kindred Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Mizuho set a $9.00 price target on Kindred Healthcare and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and set a $8.50 price target (up previously from $7.50) on shares of Kindred Healthcare in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.31.

Shares of Kindred Healthcare (KND) opened at $8.90 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $818.63, a P/E ratio of -1.48 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.22, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a current ratio of 1.55. Kindred Healthcare has a 52 week low of $5.50 and a 52 week high of $11.90.

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Kindred Healthcare Company Profile

Kindred Healthcare, Inc, incorporated on March 27, 1998, is a healthcare services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates transitional care (TC) hospitals, a home health, hospice and community care business, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRFs), a contract rehabilitation services business, nursing centers and assisted living facilities across the United States.

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