Ventas (NYSE:VTR) has been given a $53.00 price target by Mizuho in a research report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “hold” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Mizuho’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 2.73% from the company’s previous close.

Several other brokerages have also weighed in on VTR. BMO Capital Markets set a $55.00 target price on Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. ValuEngine raised Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Capital One Financial raised Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. KeyCorp set a $50.00 target price on Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, UBS Group lowered Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Ventas currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.36.

Shares of Ventas (VTR) opened at $51.59 on Friday. Ventas has a fifty-two week low of $49.17 and a fifty-two week high of $72.36. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. The stock has a market capitalization of $18,620.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.98.

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

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VTR. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its position in Ventas by 97.0% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 97,313 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,762,000 after purchasing an additional 47,905 shares during the period. Gotham Asset Management LLC raised its position in Ventas by 33.7% in the second quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC now owns 5,719 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $397,000 after purchasing an additional 1,440 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new position in Ventas in the second quarter valued at about $1,174,000. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership purchased a new position in Ventas in the second quarter valued at about $285,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in Ventas by 3.1% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 378,928 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $26,328,000 after purchasing an additional 11,328 shares during the period. 90.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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.

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