Insider Activity Monitoring: Ventas Inc. (VTR)


Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) saw a downside of -0.45% to $50.77 after subtracting -$0.23 on Wednesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,661,783 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $51.15 in the past week and touched a new high 4 times within the past 5 days. An average of 1,771,381 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,042,934.

VTR’s 1-month performance is 13.74% or $5.18 on its low of $44.43 reached on 12/30/22. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $35.33 and high of $64.02, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/24/23. YTD, VTR has achieved 13.21% or $5.62 and has reached a new high 8 times. However, the current price is down -20.70% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

VTR stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Jun 01.CAFARO DEBRA A (Chairman and CEO) most recently sold 17,400 shares at $56.43 per share on Jun 01. This transaction cost the insider $981,929. Chairman and CEO, CAFARO DEBRA A, sold 17,400 shares at a price of $55.72 on May 02. Then, on Apr 01, Chairman and CEO CAFARO DEBRA A sold 17,400 shares at a price of $62.49 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,087,326.

Valuation Metrics

VTR stock has a beta of 1.21. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 4.88 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.92, with the price to cash flow ratio at 97.30.

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.15, while the total debt to equity was 1.15. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 44.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $412.35 million against revenue of $3.83 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income shrunk -6756.35% to $1.26 million, while revenue of -$42.42 million was 3466.67% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected VTR to announce $0.02 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0, representing a -100.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $418.38 million. Shareholders hold equity totaling $399.72 million.

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 24 January was 70.91% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 21.45%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $50.00, reflecting a +3.81% or $1.86 change from its current price. VTR is currently trading +11.39% above its 20-day SMA, +5.87% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +12.95% and SMA200 by-17.41%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 95.76% and 91.33% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.11. The RSI (14) points at 68.47%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 91.44% with the period’s ATR at 1.15. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 1.16 and 1.79 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR), Credit Suisse reiterated its an Outperform rating for the company but lifted their price target by $63 to $48. 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 8 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 12 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 $80.00, with their median price target at $52.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Ventas Inc. (VTR) stock is $53.40.


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