why Ventas Inc. [VTR] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $36.44

Ventas Inc. [NYSE: VTR] slipped around -1.51 points on Monday, while shares priced at $41.21 at the close of the session, down -3.53%. The company report on August 7, 2020 that Ventas Reports 2020 Second Quarter Results.

Provides COVID-19 Business Update.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (the “Company”) today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. The Company also provided an update regarding how its operations and financial condition have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ventas Inc. stock is now -28.63% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. VTR Stock saw the intraday high of $42.37 and lowest of $41.02 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 75.40, which means current price is +208.80% above from all time high which was touched on 02/21/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 3.42M shares, VTR reached a trading volume of 2911196 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $36.44 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 3.10. 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 Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on August 20, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, RBC Capital Mkts raised their target price from $34 to $45. The new note on the price target was released on August 14, 2020, representing the official price target for Ventas Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $43, while Evercore ISI analysts kept a In-line rating on VTR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ventas Inc. is set at 1.49, with the Price to Sales ratio for VTR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.81. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.46, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.73. Price to Free Cash Flow for VTR in the course of the last twelve months was 160.00.

How has VTR stock performed recently?

Ventas Inc. [VTR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.55. With this latest performance, VTR shares gained by 7.43% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -20.98% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -43.85% 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 54.03, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 52.40, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.15 for Ventas Inc. [VTR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 38.08, while it was recorded at 41.52 for the last single week of trading, and 43.26 for the last 200 days.

Ventas Inc. [VTR]: Deeper insight into the 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 analysis for Ventas Inc. [VTR]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Ventas Inc. posted 0.23/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 fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -28.10%. 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%.

Insider trade positions for Ventas Inc. [VTR]

There are presently around $14,183 million, or 93.80% of VTR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VTR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 54,153,035, which is approximately 10.258% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 35,400,899 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.46 billion in VTR stocks shares; and COHEN & STEERS, INC., currently with $1.29 billion in VTR stock with ownership of nearly 147.264% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Ventas Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 273 institutional holders increased their position in Ventas Inc. [NYSE:VTR] by around 49,988,001 shares. Additionally, 361 investors decreased positions by around 42,254,330 shares, while 73 investors held positions by with 251,930,643 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 344,172,974 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VTR stock had 91 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,323,170 shares, while 98 institutional investors sold positions of 7,073,878 shares during the same period.

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