Earnings wrap: Brookdale, Cumberland

Senior living giant cuts guidance; drug marketer's profits slip on lower sales
Aug 5, 2015 2:12 PM

NHI, LifePoint announce acquisitions

REIT to buy $21M assisted care community, LifePoint finalizes two hospital deals
Aug 3, 2015 11:19 AM

NHC, Maury Regional to break ground on nursing center

Murfreesboro-based National HealthCare Corp. will break ground this week on a 112-bed skilled nursing center in Maury County.

The new Columbia facility is a joint venture between NHC and Maury Regional Medical Center and represents an $18 million investment. Last October, NHC began work on a similar facility in Bellevue. NHC Place at the Trace is expected to open next spring.

Shares of NHC (Ticker: NHC) were $62.80 Monday afternoon. Year to date, they're flat.

Jul 28, 2015 6:45 AM

Insurance agent sues WTVF for defamation

Investigative piece prompts $1.5M claim
Jul 27, 2015 2:38 PM

NHI makes $67M buy, adds to credit line

REIT adds three communities to portfolio
Jul 2, 2015 7:12 AM

NHI's Hutchens eyes Golden State growth

Under CEO Justin Hutchens, senior living real estate investment trust National Health Investors has tripled its asset base to about $2 billion while its market cap now stands at more than $2.3 billion. In a recent interview with Senior Housing News, Hutchens discusses some of the ways he plans to further build NHI's footprint. California looks to be a key growth market thanks to its tighter regulations but Texas and Florida likely won't figure as prominently because their barriers to entry are lower.

Read the full Q&A here.

Jun 29, 2015 10:28 AM

Brookdale announces executive shake-up

COO stepping down; president/CFO dropping financial duties
Jun 22, 2015 12:20 PM

Blakeford pursues $25M expansion, master plan evaluation

Senior living community could add 44 units, transfer 12
Jun 12, 2015 2:15 PM

Is the clock ticking for a big Brookdale REIT deal?

Ronald Orol at The Street says activist investor Sandell Asset Management appears to hold a strong hand in its dealings with Brookdale Senior Living, which it wants to spin off its real estate. The New York-based investment firm, Orol writes, plans to add to its board presence next spring to try to force such a transaction unless Brookdale's directors act before then. And the pieces are in place for such action — as are two deep-pocketed potential buyers.

For HCP and Ventas, an acquisition of Brookdale or its assets would prevent the formation of a new rival. Any move by Brookdale to spin off its massive real estate holdings into a free-standing REIT would create new competition for HCP and Ventas in the health care REIT industry, people familiar with Sandell argue.

Jun 8, 2015 7:20 AM

Goldman says buy Brookdale

Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Zimmerman has begun covering shares of Brookdale Senior Living with a 'buy' rating. He sees the stock, which closed at $36.87 (Ticker: BKD) and is flat year to date, climbing to $45 in the coming year. Among the seven analysts tracking the Brentwood-based company, the median price target is $44.

Jun 5, 2015 7:24 AM