Ventas (NYSE:VTR)‘s stock had its “underperform” rating reissued by investment analysts at Raymond James Financial in a report released on Monday.

Several other brokerages have also recently commented on VTR. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Ventas in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Bank of America cut Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $72.00 to $71.00 in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $66.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Ventas from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Ventas presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $64.44.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) opened at $62.73 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $23,082.98, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.54, a P/E/G ratio of 4.18 and a beta of 0.08. Ventas has a 12-month low of $58.96 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 earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.60). The firm had revenue of $899.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $893.18 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 6.34% and a net margin of 32.96%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.03 earnings per share. analysts predict that Ventas will post 4.16 EPS for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. lifted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 48.0% during the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,003 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $139,000 after acquiring an additional 650 shares during the period. Amica Retiree Medical Trust bought a new position in shares of Ventas in the third quarter valued at about $131,000. Cable Hill Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Ventas in the third quarter valued at about $174,000. Northern Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Ventas in the second quarter valued at about $202,000. Finally, Strategic Financial Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Ventas in the second quarter valued at about $208,000. 90.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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