How Analysts Feel About Ventas Inc. (VTR)?

As of Friday close, Ventas Inc.’s (NYSE:VTR) stock was down -$1.92, moving down -3.77 percent to $48.95. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,798,380 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$4.83 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,567,245, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,783,498.

Since last month, VTR stock retreated -3.57%. Shares of the company fell to $48.21 on 08/05/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $64.02 was reached on 03/29/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $45.44. Since the beginning of this year, VTR’s stock price has dropped by -4.24% or -$2.17, and marked a new high 13 times. However, the stock has declined by -23.54% since its 52-week high.

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Ventas Inc. (VTR) last reported insider trading activity 66 days ago on Jun 01. CAFARO DEBRA A, the Chairman and CEO of the company, disposed of 17,400 shares for $56.43 on Jun 01. It resulted in a $981,929 divestment by the insider. CAFARO DEBRA A sold 17,400 shares at an average price of $55.72 on May 02. The insider now owns 767,960 shares following the transaction. On Apr 01, Chairman and CEO CAFARO DEBRA A sold 17,400 shares at $62.49 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,087,326.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Ventas Inc. (VTR) has a P/E ratio of about 129.16. The stock’s beta is 1.15. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.84, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.77, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 110.24 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.45 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.45. On Monday January 1 1900, a $0.3425 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 1.13, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.13. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 45.50% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 9.90%. Based on annual data, VTR earned $412.35 million in gross profit and brought in $3.83 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 1.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 1.30%.

In Ventas Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $12.41 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. VTR’s revenue rose 9.47% to $1.08 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.02 billion. While analysts expected Ventas Inc. to report -$0.01 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.1 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $416.23 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $399.7 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Ventas Inc.’s (VTR) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 24.57%, the RSI 9-day stood at 28.13% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Ventas Inc. price is down by -8.98% percent or -$4.83. At present, VTR shares trade -3.58% below its 20-day simple moving average and -15.33% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -12.92% below its SMA50 and -12.43% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 25.83% and Stochastic coefficient D was 43.79%, while ATR was 1.35. Given the Stochastic reading of 12.54% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 35.03%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.64, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.50.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies upgraded its rating on Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) to a Buy in a note to investors on June 30, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.Ventas Inc. (VTR) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, VTR is a sell, and 9 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Ventas Inc. stock as buy, with 11 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $60.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $52.00 – $80.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Ventas Inc. (VTR) will achieve an average price target of $60.90.


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