Sunrise Senior Living Beaten Down Again: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE: SRZ  ) fell more than 10% one day after a 9.8% drop. Investors can't seem to forgive the caregiver for its lousy second-quarter earnings report.

So what: Sunrise reported earnings on Wednesday night. Revenue came in light at $322 million while the company's $0.02-per-share profit benefited from a one-time $11.3 million gain on an equity investment. Sunrise would have suffered a net loss without it.

Now what: As it was, analysts were expecting the company to lose $0.04, but on $324.6 million in revenue. Unsurprisingly, Sunrise -- a two-star stock in our Motley Fool CAPS database that's seen revenue decline in five of the past six quarters -- couldn't meet the threshold. I can't blame the sellers for getting out while there are still buyers out there. Do you agree? Disagree? Weigh in using the comments box below.

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  • Report this Comment On August 06, 2011, at 3:40 PM, andyyourpal wrote:

    SRZ is still a good buy between 6.00 and 7.00 with a stop loss protection at 5.50. Seniors population increasing and SRZ will recover faster than the average similar price level stocks under 10. If it achieves half the projection over the next year, it will bring 50% plus profit.....

  • Report this Comment On August 06, 2011, at 3:43 PM, andyyourpal wrote:

    I am sorry I forgot mentioning in my previous comments that I am not associated with any Brokerage firm as a broker or analyst...I am an average Investor who prefers to do his own research using various resources available on internet. Thanks.

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