Equities research analysts expect that Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) will report $915.39 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have issued estimates for Ventas’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $916.25 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $914.62 million. Ventas posted sales of $895.29 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 2.2%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 8th.

On average, analysts expect that Ventas will report full-year sales of $3.75 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $3.74 billion to $3.77 billion. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post sales of $3.72 billion, with estimates ranging from $3.68 billion to $3.80 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Ventas.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.99 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $936.54 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $920.19 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 4.56% and a net margin of 19.90%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.71 EPS.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on VTR shares. TheStreet cut Ventas from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Royal Bank of Canada cut Ventas from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $59.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded Ventas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 17th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $55.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 29th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. started coverage on Ventas in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $60.00 price objective for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $55.46.

Shares of NYSE VTR opened at $65.42 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 0.56 and a quick ratio of 0.56. The firm has a market cap of $22.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.73, a P/E/G ratio of 4.68 and a beta of 0.06. Ventas has a 1-year low of $46.55 and a 1-year high of $65.49.

In other Ventas news, EVP T Richard Riney sold 15,288 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.50, for a total value of $955,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Loudon Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 1.5% in the second quarter. Loudon Investment Management LLC now owns 60,252 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,431,000 after purchasing an additional 900 shares during the period. Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 1.9% in the second quarter. Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc. now owns 51,268 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,920,000 after purchasing an additional 955 shares during the period. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 8.1% in the third quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC now owns 12,797 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $696,000 after purchasing an additional 960 shares during the period. United Asset Strategies Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 9.8% in the second quarter. United Asset Strategies Inc. now owns 11,419 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $650,000 after purchasing an additional 1,016 shares during the period. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 3.4% in the third quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 36,122 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,964,000 after purchasing an additional 1,190 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 85.30% of the company’s stock.

About Ventas

Ventas, Inc, an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, life science and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, health systems and skilled nursing facilities.

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