Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) – Stock analysts at Capital One Financial increased their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for Ventas in a research note issued to investors on Monday. Capital One Financial analyst D. Bernstein now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $1.04 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate 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.

Several other brokerages also recently issued reports 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 raised 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 downgraded 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 given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.31.

Ventas (NYSE VTR) opened at $50.72 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a current ratio of 1.20. The stock has a market cap of $18,060.00 and a P/E 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 announced 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 37.95% and a return on equity of 5.99%. The company had revenue of $895.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $895.92 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. HL Financial Services LLC increased its position in 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 purchasing an additional 807 shares during the last quarter. Camden National Bank increased its position in 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 purchasing an additional 807 shares during the last quarter. Verition Fund Management LLC increased its position in 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 purchasing an additional 808 shares during the last quarter. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV increased its position in 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 purchasing an additional 895 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its position in 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 purchasing an additional 903 shares during the last quarter. 90.05% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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

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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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