Ventas (VTR) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Raymond James Financial

Ventas (NYSE:VTR)‘s stock had its “underperform” rating restated by Raymond James Financial in a research note issued on Monday.

A number of other equities analysts also recently issued reports on the company. UBS downgraded Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $63.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Capital One Financial upgraded Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $67.00 price target on Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.44.

Ventas (VTR) opened at $64.81 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $23,082.98, a PE ratio of 15.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.18 and a beta of 0.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a current ratio of 1.46. Ventas has a 12 month low of $58.57 and a 12 month high of $72.36.

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

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 48.0% in the 2nd quarter. Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC now owns 1,542 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $112,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the period. DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main bought a new stake in shares of Ventas in the 4th quarter worth approximately $109,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 33.6% in the 2nd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 1,884 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $137,000 after purchasing an additional 474 shares during the period. Cribstone Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ventas in the 1st quarter worth approximately $123,000. Finally, Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 48.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,003 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $139,000 after purchasing an additional 650 shares during the period. 90.39% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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