Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Forecasted to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $1.04 Per Share

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) – Stock analysts at Capital One Financial raised their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Ventas in a note issued to investors on Monday. Capital One Financial analyst D. Bernstein now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.04 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.03. Capital One Financial has a “Overweight” rating on the stock. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Ventas’ Q2 2018 earnings at $1.02 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.99 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.00 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.05 EPS and Q1 2019 earnings at $1.00 EPS.

A number of other research firms have also commented on VTR. Stifel Nicolaus set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. BMO Capital Markets set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. KeyCorp set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, UBS Group lowered shares of Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $58.31.

Ventas (VTR) opened at $50.72 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. The company has a market cap of $18,060.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.49. Ventas has a one year low of $49.17 and a one year high of $72.36.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.03. The company had revenue of $895.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $895.92 million. Ventas had a net margin of 37.95% and a return on equity of 5.99%. Ventas’s quarterly revenue was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.79 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.23%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 177.53%.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. HL Financial Services LLC increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 7.3% during the third quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 11,894 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $775,000 after acquiring an additional 807 shares during the period. Camden National Bank increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.6% during the third quarter. Camden National Bank now owns 138,409 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $9,015,000 after acquiring an additional 807 shares during the period. Verition Fund Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 22.5% during the second quarter. Verition Fund Management LLC now owns 4,394 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $305,000 after acquiring an additional 808 shares during the period. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 9.9% during the third quarter. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV now owns 9,895 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $644,000 after acquiring an additional 895 shares during the period. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 2.4% during the third quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 38,024 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,477,000 after acquiring an additional 903 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.05% of the company’s stock.

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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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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