Today’s Brokerage Rating: Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) gained 1.33% with the closing price of $7.60. The overall volume in the last trading session was 1.87 million shares.

Company Growth Evolution:

ROI deals with the invested cash in the company and the return the investor realize on that money based on the net profit of the business. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at -14.90 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry’s average stands at 7.15 and sector’s optimum level is 12.72.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) have shown a high EPS growth of -46.60% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -69.20% yoy. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.30 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, “hold” within the 3 range, “sell” within the 4 range, and “strong sell” within the 5 range). The stock appeared $15.66 above its 52-week highs and is down -1.81% for the last five trades. The stock ended last trade at 7.60 a share and the price is up more than -21.65% so far this year. The company maintains price to book ratio of 1.36 vs. an industry average at 4.15. Its sales stood at 11.40% a year on average in the period of last five years. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) ended its day at 144.31 with the rising stream of -1.13% and its total traded volume was 1.86 million shares more than the average volume.

Returns and Valuations for Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW)

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at 19.02, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry’s average. The average of this ratio is 18.47 for the industry and sector’s best figure appears 8.76. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW), at its latest closing price of $144.31, it has a price-to-book ratio of 11.76, compared to an industry average at 1.74. A lower P/B ratio could mean that the stock is undervalued. This ratio also gives some idea of whether you’re paying too much for what would be left if the company went bankrupt immediately.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW), stock is trading $179.07 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of 7.50% in last 5 years. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 18.70%. Its share price has decline -11.18% in three months and is down -1.47% for the last five trades. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 2.30.

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