Raymond James slashes price target on Ventas Inc. [VTR] – find out why.



Ventas Inc. [NYSE: VTR] closed the trading session at $43.53 on 06/09/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $42.95, while the highest price level was $44.66. The stocks have a year to date performance of -24.61 percent and weekly performance of 15.99 percent. The stock has been moved at -24.26 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 44.62 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -0.93 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 5.65M shares, VTR reached to a volume of 3120510 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

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Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Ventas Inc. [VTR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VTR shares is $31.06 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VTR stock is a recommendation set at 3.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Raymond James have made an estimate for Ventas Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Strong Buy, with their previous recommendation back on March 25, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on March 23, 2020, representing the official price target for Ventas Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $36, while Jefferies analysts kept a Underperform rating on VTR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ventas Inc. is set at 2.45, with the Price to Sales ratio for VTR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.12. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.50, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.64. Price to Free Cash Flow for VTR in the course of the last twelve months was 194.83.

VTR stock trade performance evaluation

Ventas Inc. [VTR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 15.99. With this latest performance, VTR shares gained by 44.62% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -24.26% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -32.25% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VTR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 68.88, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 72.20, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 64.46 for Ventas Inc. [VTR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 31.46, while it was recorded at 42.85 for the last single week of trading, and 52.55 for the last 200 days.

Ventas Inc. [VTR]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ventas Inc. [VTR] shares currently have an operating margin of +14.21 and a Gross Margin at +29.70. Ventas Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +11.18.

Return on Total Capital for VTR is now 2.48, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.04. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 4.19, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.83. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Ventas Inc. [VTR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 118.80. Additionally, VTR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 54.30, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 50.26. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 110.10, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.32.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Ventas Inc. [VTR] managed to generate an average of $839,178 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 14.65 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.16.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Ventas Inc. [VTR] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Ventas Inc. posted 0.58/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.32/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 81.20%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for VTR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Ventas Inc. go to -0.50%.

Ventas Inc. [VTR]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $15,255 million, or 91.10% of VTR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VTR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 49,114,727, which is approximately -0.001% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 38,081,706 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.74 billion in VTR stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.14 billion in VTR stock with ownership of nearly 0.469% of the company’s market capitalization.

295 institutional holders increased their position in Ventas Inc. [NYSE:VTR] by around 47,831,607 shares. Additionally, 470 investors decreased positions by around 44,913,606 shares, while 72 investors held positions by with 241,138,848 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 333,884,061 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VTR stock had 57 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,524,640 shares, while 220 institutional investors sold positions of 13,410,854 shares during the same period.



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