Ventas Inc. [NYSE: VTR] gained 0.75% or 0.41 points to close at $54.91 with a heavy trading volume of 3091594 shares. The company report on March 18, 2021 that Ventas Declares First Quarter 2021 Dividend of $0.45 per Common Share.
Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.45 per common share. The dividend will be payable in cash on April 14, 2021 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 1, 2021.
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It opened the trading session at $54.84, the shares rose to $55.18 and dropped to $54.24, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for VTR points out that the company has recorded 23.87% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -116.35% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 2.20M shares, VTR reached to a volume of 3091594 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $52.03 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.
BMO Capital Markets have made an estimate for Ventas Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 08, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Robert W. Baird raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on January 06, 2021, representing the official price target for Ventas Inc. stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Ventas Inc. is set at 1.51, with the Price to Sales ratio for VTR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.31. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.97, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.13. Price to Free Cash Flow for VTR in the course of the last twelve months was 54.05.
Trading performance analysis for VTR stock
Ventas Inc. [VTR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.94. With this latest performance, VTR shares dropped by -2.80% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 23.87% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 102.77% 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 54.23, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.53, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.86 for Ventas Inc. [VTR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 52.74, while it was recorded at 54.41 for the last single week of trading, and 45.67 for the last 200 days.
Ventas Inc. [VTR]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ventas Inc. [VTR] shares currently have an operating margin of +19.62 and a Gross Margin at +23.70. Ventas Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +11.57.
Return on Total Capital for VTR is now 3.25, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.01. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 4.26, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.81. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Ventas Inc. [VTR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 118.91. Additionally, VTR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 54.32, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 50.59. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 112.82, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 51.54.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Ventas Inc. [VTR] managed to generate an average of $980,243 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 16.92 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.16.
Ventas Inc. [VTR]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Ventas Inc. posted 1.26/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.22/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 472.70%. 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%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Ventas Inc. [VTR]
There are presently around $19,208 million, or 95.20% of VTR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VTR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 58,275,506, which is approximately -0.602% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 36,893,877 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.03 billion in VTR stocks shares; and COHEN & STEERS, INC., currently with $1.95 billion in VTR stock with ownership of nearly 3.121% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Ventas Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 290 institutional holders increased their position in Ventas Inc. [NYSE:VTR] by around 20,029,138 shares. Additionally, 309 investors decreased positions by around 23,859,894 shares, while 76 investors held positions by with 305,915,358 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 349,804,390 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VTR stock had 100 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,170,260 shares, while 51 institutional investors sold positions of 3,407,416 shares during the same period.