Ventas (NYSE:VTR) Research Coverage Started at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft started coverage on shares of Ventas (NYSE:VTRFree Report) in a report published on Tuesday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $60.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on VTR. Mizuho upped their target price on shares of Ventas from $53.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. StockNews.com cut shares of Ventas from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Wedbush raised shares of Ventas from a neutral rating to an outperform rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $44.00 to $51.00 in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. BNP Paribas started coverage on shares of Ventas in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. They issued an outperform rating and a $47.00 price target for the company. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company cut their price target on shares of Ventas from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company presently has an average rating of Moderate Buy and an average target price of $51.62.

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Ventas Stock Performance

Ventas stock opened at $46.36 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $48.18 and its 200 day simple moving average is $45.29. The company has a current ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. The firm has a market capitalization of $18.65 billion, a PE ratio of 4,640.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 1.29. Ventas has a 1-year low of $39.33 and a 1-year high of $52.63.

Ventas Announces Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. Ventas’s payout ratio is 18,018.02%.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Ventas

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VTR. Baird Financial Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Ventas by 1.7% during the first quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 13,395 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $827,000 after buying an additional 222 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Ventas by 0.4% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 61,127 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,889,000 after buying an additional 237 shares during the last quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC raised its position in shares of Ventas by 6.6% during the fourth quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC now owns 3,881 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 239 shares during the last quarter. Global Retirement Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Ventas by 14.6% during the fourth quarter. Global Retirement Partners LLC now owns 1,954 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $96,000 after buying an additional 249 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Equitable Holdings Inc. raised its position in shares of Ventas by 6.0% during the first quarter. Equitable Holdings Inc. now owns 4,387 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $271,000 after buying an additional 249 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.48% of the company’s stock.

Ventas Company Profile

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Ventas Inc, an S&P 500 company, operates at the intersection of two large and dynamic industries healthcare and real estate. Fueled by powerful demographic demand from growth in the aging population, Ventas owns or has investments in a highly diversified portfolio of approximately 1,400 properties in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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