Ventas Inc. [NYSE: VTR] stock went on an upward path that rose over 0.04% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 2.27%. The company report on November 19, 2020 that Ventas Takes Gold in Nareit’s 2020 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recognition Awards.
Ventas, Inc (NYSE: VTR) took Gold at Nareit’s Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recognition Awards which were presented during the 2020 virtual REITworld Conference. The awards honor Nareit members who demonstrate a strong commitment and outstanding contributions to the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within their organizations and the broader real estate industry.
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“At Ventas, we have a longstanding practice of taking deliberate actions to promote diversity, equity and inclusion and are committed to driving lasting change in our company, the real estate industry and our communities,” said John Cobb, Ventas Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Sponsor of the Company’s DEI efforts. “We are humbled to receive – and appreciate – this recognition of our efforts to date and we know we must do more. Advancing and achieving our DEI goals will make us a better, more effective and more sustainable company.”.
Over the last 12 months, VTR stock dropped by -14.59%. The one-year Ventas Inc. stock forecast points to a potential downside of -13.79. The average equity rating for VTR stock is currently 2.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for the stock reached $18.16 billion, with 373.18 million shares outstanding and 372.98 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.66M shares, VTR stock reached a trading volume of 2088509 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Guru’s Opinion on 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 $43.16 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 2.90. 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.
BofA Securities have made an estimate for Ventas Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on November 30, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on November 10, 2020, representing the official price target for Ventas Inc. stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Ventas Inc. is set at 1.89, with the Price to Sales ratio for VTR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.69. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.75, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.59. Price to Free Cash Flow for VTR in the course of the last twelve months was 60.32.
VTR Stock Performance Analysis:
Ventas Inc. [VTR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.27. With this latest performance, VTR shares gained by 23.89% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 19.49% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -14.59% 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 56.86, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.03, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.83 for Ventas Inc. [VTR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 45.05, while it was recorded at 48.83 for the last single week of trading, and 38.59 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Ventas Inc. 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.
VTR Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Ventas Inc. posted 0.03/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.27/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -88.90%. 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 Position Details
There are presently around $17,374 million, or 96.50% of VTR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VTR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 58,628,603, which is approximately 8.265% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 36,031,961 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.77 billion in VTR stocks shares; and COHEN & STEERS, INC., currently with $1.69 billion in VTR stock with ownership of nearly 9.716% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Ventas Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 262 institutional holders increased their position in Ventas Inc. [NYSE:VTR] by around 39,053,062 shares. Additionally, 328 investors decreased positions by around 30,198,213 shares, while 79 investors held positions by with 284,517,511 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 353,768,786 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VTR stock had 71 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,002,492 shares, while 81 institutional investors sold positions of 4,284,271 shares during the same period.