Analysts’ Views On Ventas Inc. (VTR)


Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$0.89 to close at $45.52, a downside of -1.92 percent. An average of 1,988,400 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$2.90 in the past week, and it reached a new high 9 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,771,930 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,770,808.

VTR stock has decreased by -7.44% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $45.50 on 09/21/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 03/29/22, shares of the company touched a low of $45.44 and a high of $64.02 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 13 times so far this year and lost -10.95% or -$5.60 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -28.90% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

113 days have passed since Ventas Inc. (VTR) last reported insider trading activity. CAFARO DEBRA A, who is Chairman and CEO, most recently acquired $17,400 shares at $56.43 per share on Jun 01. In this transaction, the insider spent $981,929. Chairman and CEO, CAFARO DEBRA A, disposed of 17,400 shares at a price of $55.72 on May 02. The insider now owns more than $969,584 worth of shares. Prior to that, Chairman and CEO CAFARO DEBRA A went on to Sale 17,400 shares at $62.49 each on Apr 01. An amount of $1,087,326 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Ventas Inc. (VTR) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 1011.56. The stock’s beta is 1.17. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 4.44, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.68, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 121.41.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.14 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.14 for the quarter ending March 30. Its gross profit as reported stood at $412.35 million compared to revenue of $3.83 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Ventas Inc.’s return on assets was 0.10%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended March 30, Ventas Inc. had $12.33 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of -$42.42 million in the quarter, while revenues of $38.73 million were shrunk -34.87%. The analyst consensus anticipated Ventas Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.03 per share, but it turned out to be $0.1, a 433.30% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $401.47 million. At the end of the quarter ending March 30, Ventas Inc.’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $12.61 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $399.71 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Ventas Inc. (VTR) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 21 September was 30.39%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 28.91%.

As of today, VTR’s price is $46.95 -5.99% or -$2.90 from its 5-day moving average. VTR is currently trading -5.48% lower than its 20-day SMA and -21.04% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -11.37% below the SMA50 and -3.48% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 11.23% and 19.88%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.31. With the 14-day stochastic at 0.40% and the average true range at 1.27, the RSI (14) stands at 34.61%. The stock has reached -1.56 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -1.62.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies upgraded Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) to a a Buy rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Hold. The consensus rating for Ventas Inc. (VTR) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell VTR, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 4 analysts, while 11 others rate it as a “buy”.


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