Ventas (NYSE:VTR) was downgraded by equities research analysts at UBS from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, The Fly reports.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Ventas in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Capital One Financial began coverage on shares of Ventas in a report on Monday, September 25th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $69.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ventas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $67.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.44.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) opened at $64.81 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. The company has a market cap of $23,082.98, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.18 and a beta of 0.08. Ventas has a 1 year low of $58.57 and a 1 year high of $72.36.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.60). The business had revenue of $899.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $893.18 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 6.34% and a net margin of 32.96%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.03 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Ventas will post 4.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Good Life Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.8% in the second quarter. Good Life Advisors LLC now owns 4,023 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $271,000 after buying an additional 31 shares during the period. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.3% in the second quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 14,612 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,012,000 after buying an additional 47 shares during the period. iAB Financial Bank lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.3% in the second quarter. iAB Financial Bank now owns 19,975 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,388,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.3% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 21,534 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,496,000 after buying an additional 57 shares during the period. Finally, Glenview Trust Co lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.4% in the second quarter. Glenview Trust Co now owns 18,035 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,253,000 after buying an additional 68 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.39% of the company’s stock.

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About Ventas

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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