Ventas Inc [VTR] Is Currently 2.56 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?

Ventas Inc [NYSE: VTR] gained 2.56% or 1.14 points to close at $45.61 with a heavy trading volume of 6006446 shares. The company report on February 14, 2024 at 4:15 PM that Ventas Reports 2023 Full Year Results and Provides 2024 Outlook.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) today reported results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2023.

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The daily chart for VTR points out that the company has recorded 8.56% gains over the past six months.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.07M shares, VTR reached to a volume of 6006446 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 $53.33 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 1.72. 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.

Deutsche Bank have made an estimate for Ventas Inc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 30, 2024.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ventas Inc is set at 1.14, with the Price to Sales ratio for VTR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.19. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.87, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.22. Price to Free Cash Flow for VTR in the course of the last twelve months was 19.22.

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 1.15. With this latest performance, VTR shares dropped by -7.58% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.56% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -10.54% 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 43.44, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 44.41, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.71 for Ventas Inc [VTR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 47.85, while it was recorded at 45.28 for the last single week of trading, and 45.47 for the last 200 days.

Ventas Inc [VTR]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Ventas Inc posted -0.11/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0/share. 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.

An analysis of Institutional ownership at Ventas Inc [VTR]

The top three institutional holders of VTR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.3 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2815%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.03 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $176.59 billion in VTR stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $156.75 billion in VTR stock with ownership which is approximately 5.8325%.