Credit Suisse lifts Ventas Inc. [VTR] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Ventas Inc. [NYSE: VTR] plunged by -$0.19 during the normal trading session on Thursday and reaching a high of $47.04 during the day while it closed the day at $46.28. The company report on December 7, 2022 that Ventas Declares Fourth Quarter 2022 Dividend of $0.45 per Common Share.


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Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) today 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 January 19, 2023 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 3, 2023.

Ventas Inc. stock has also gained 2.53% of its value over the past 7 days. However, VTR stock has declined by -3.58% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -5.30% and lost -9.47% year-on date.

The market cap for VTR stock reached $18.38 billion, with 399.65 million shares outstanding and 397.86 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.35M shares, VTR reached a trading volume of 2783476 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

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 $52.20 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 2.20. 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.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Ventas Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on November 01, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Raymond James dropped their target price from $55 to $46. The new note on the price target was released on November 01, 2022, representing the official price target for Ventas Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $38, while Robert W. Baird analysts kept a Neutral rating on VTR stock. On June 30, 2022, analysts increased their price target for VTR shares from 58 to 59.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ventas Inc. is set at 1.34, with the Price to Sales ratio for VTR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.48. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.74, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.37. Price to Free Cash Flow for VTR in the course of the last twelve months was 89.40.

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 2.53. With this latest performance, VTR shares gained by 3.00% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -5.30% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -5.32% 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 60.35, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 61.23, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.46 for Ventas Inc. [VTR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 41.70, while it was recorded at 46.07 for the last single week of trading, and 50.36 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 +15.77 and a Gross Margin at +19.89. Ventas Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +1.28.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 0.47, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.20.

Ventas Inc. [VTR]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $17,202 million, or 95.00% of VTR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VTR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 65,333,695, which is approximately 0.397% of the company’s market cap and around 0.46% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 42,182,202 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.95 billion in VTR stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.34 billion in VTR stock with ownership of nearly -1.258% 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 285 institutional holders increased their position in Ventas Inc. [NYSE:VTR] by around 14,812,853 shares. Additionally, 309 investors decreased positions by around 16,561,224 shares, while 106 investors held positions by with 340,330,664 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 371,704,741 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VTR stock had 51 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,614,112 shares, while 83 institutional investors sold positions of 1,713,933 shares during the same period.

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