Press coverage about Ventas (NYSE:VTR) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ventas earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 42.9971213856806 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) opened at $64.10 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,830.10, a PE ratio of 15.37, a P/E/G ratio of 4.14 and a beta of 0.08. Ventas has a 12 month low of $56.20 and a 12 month high of $72.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.46.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.60). The company had revenue of $899.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $893.18 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 6.34% and a net margin of 32.96%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.03 EPS. analysts expect that Ventas will post 4.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Capital One Financial Corporation upgraded shares of Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $67.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. BMO Capital Markets set a $62.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. UBS AG dropped their price target on shares of Ventas from $69.00 to $66.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Bank of America Corporation cut shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $72.00 to $71.00 in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ventas has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.20.

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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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