Equities analysts expect that Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $1.05 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Ventas’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.04 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.05. Ventas reported earnings per share of $0.42 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 150%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Friday, October 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Ventas will report full year earnings of $4.17 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.13 to $4.24. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $4.28 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.22 to $4.44. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Ventas.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.61. Ventas had a return on equity of 6.31% and a net margin of 20.08%. The company had revenue of $895.49 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $890.01 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.42 earnings per share. Ventas’s revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis.

VTR has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group initiated coverage on Ventas in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $67.00 target price for the company. Mizuho restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Ventas in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $66.00 target price on shares of Ventas in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ventas in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.57.

Shares of Ventas (VTR) opened at 68.94 on Friday. Ventas has a 52-week low of $56.20 and a 52-week high of $73.23. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $67.24 and its 200 day moving average price is $66.21. The company has a market capitalization of $24.55 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.92 and a beta of 0.08.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 12th will be paid a $0.775 dividend. This represents a $3.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.50%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 11th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 157.36%.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in VTR. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Ventas by 2,360.9% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 36,533,611 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,376,145,000 after acquiring an additional 35,049,052 shares in the last quarter. Lasalle Investment Management Securities LLC lifted its stake in Ventas by 1,760.8% during the 1st quarter. Lasalle Investment Management Securities LLC now owns 2,729,943 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $177,555,000 after acquiring an additional 2,583,233 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in Ventas by 102.9% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 4,041,712 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $280,817,000 after acquiring an additional 2,049,815 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. acquired a new position in Ventas during the 2nd quarter worth about $82,604,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Ventas by 2.2% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 51,025,903 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,318,724,000 after acquiring an additional 1,110,305 shares in the last quarter. 89.36% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Ventas Company Profile

Ventas, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company operates through three segments: triple-net leased properties, senior living operations and office operations. Under its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company invests in and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and leases those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses.

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