BMO Capital Markets Analysts Give Ventas (VTR) a $55.00 Price Target

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) received a $55.00 price objective from BMO Capital Markets in a note issued to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a “sell” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ price objective would indicate a potential upside of 8.52% from the stock’s previous close.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. SunTrust Banks set a $59.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ventas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Capital One Financial upgraded shares of Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, KeyCorp set a $50.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.11.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) traded down $0.24 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $50.68. 970,731 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,879,954. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. Ventas has a twelve month low of $49.17 and a twelve month high of $72.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $18,866.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.63.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.03. Ventas had a net margin of 32.96% and a return on equity of 6.34%. The business had revenue of $895.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $895.92 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Ventas will post 4.15 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Arizona State Retirement System boosted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 3.7% during the fourth quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 117,632 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,059,000 after purchasing an additional 4,155 shares during the period. Capital Fund Management S.A. boosted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 371.1% during the fourth quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. now owns 32,504 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,951,000 after purchasing an additional 25,604 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 0.3% during the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 484,935 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $29,101,000 after purchasing an additional 1,285 shares during the period. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 19.6% during the fourth quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 17,986 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,085,000 after purchasing an additional 2,947 shares during the period. Finally, D.A. Davidson & CO. boosted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 27.2% during the fourth quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 51,550 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,094,000 after purchasing an additional 11,019 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 90.29% 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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