Ventas Inc. (VTR): What Technical Indicators Show

Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) saw an upside of 0.49% to close Tuesday at $54.90 after adding $0.27 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,413,860 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $55.54 in the past week. An average of 2,626,790 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,231,816.

VTR’s 1-month performance is -4.77% or -$1.29 on its low of $52.78 reached on 10/06/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $37.83 and high of $61.09, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 07/21/21. YTD, VTR has achieved 11.95% or $5.86. However, the current price is down -10.13%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 01, 42 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Ventas Inc. (VTR). CAFARO DEBRA A (Chairman and CEO) most recently sold 18,075 shares at $56.63 per share on Sep 01. This transaction cost the insider $1,023,551. Chairman and CEO, CAFARO DEBRA A, sold 18,075 shares at a price of $59.77 on Aug 02. Then, on Jul 01, Chairman and CEO CAFARO DEBRA A sold 18,076 shares at a price of $56.62 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,023,418.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 151.00 and a low of 10.72. VTR stock has a beta of 1.25. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 5.70 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 2.03, with the price to cash flow ratio at 50.34.

Ventas Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share. Its dividend yield is 3.28% and the payout ratio is 442.50%. VTR paid $0.45 a share compared with prior rate of $0.45, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend decrease of $0.3425 reported on Monday January 1 1900. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by -31.22% yearly.

It is projected that Ventas Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 31-Dec-2021. VTR is expected to distribute $0.45 as its next dividend.

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.16, while the total debt to equity was 1.16. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 47.10%. while for the period ending June 29; Ventas Inc.’s operating margin was 12.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $615.68 million against revenue of $3.8 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected VTR to announce -$0.08 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.23, representing a 387.50% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $381.81 million. VTR stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that, with total debt at $11.97 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $380.33 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Ventas Inc. (VTR) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 44.00% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 24.38%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $54.66, reflecting a +1.29% or $0.70 change from its current price. VTR is currently trading -4.34% above its 20-day SMA, +0.97% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -7.39% and +11.61% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 42.73% and 39.71% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.18. The RSI (14) points at 44.08%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 48.51% with the period’s ATR at 1.21. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.30 and -0.60 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts offering their rating for VTR stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate VTR as a “sell,”, while 14 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 5 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is VTR’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $45.00 and a high of $83.00, with their median price target at $63.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Ventas Inc. (VTR) stock is $62.90.


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